HE says toll-less Dartford saves commuters 90 minutes a week | Smart Highways Magazine: Industry News

HE says toll-less Dartford saves commuters 90 minutes a week

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New figures from Highways England suggests drivers using the Dartford Crossing at peak times are saving around an hour and a half every week thanks to Dart Charge.

It says statistics show that journeys over the crossing are up to 56 per cent faster than before payment barriers were removed, with drivers at peak times saving up to 14 minutes southbound and seven minutes northbound.

Spread across the day, the average time savings are seven and a half minutes southbound and three and a half minutes northbound.  Highways England says the improvements have been achieved despite traffic volumes at the Crossing growing by around 4%, with up to 157,000 crossings being made every day in July, around 20,000 over the Crossing’s design capacity.

 
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