A charge increase of up to 50p for vehicles using the M6 Toll will come into effect from 6am on Monday, July 30.
M6 Toll operator, Midland Expressway Limited has announced the increases which will be the first price rise for goods vehicles since 2012.
• Prices will rise for cars by between 30p and 50p per journey
• For light goods vehicles by 10p - 30p
• For HGVs by 20p - 50p, depending on the journey made.
Prices will be frozen for night time journeys for all light and heavy goods vehicles to support operators during the on-going roadworks on the M6.
Andy Cliffe, chief executive of Midland Expressway, said: “Over 18 million journeys were made on the M6 Toll last year, moving a huge volume of traffic off the congested M6 and surrounding A roads. We are committed to encouraging more vans and HGVs off the M6 and onto the M6 Toll and our price rises for commercial vehicles have been carefully set to ensure that we continue the significant growth in HGV traffic on the M6 Toll that we saw in 2017.”
The past year has seen particularly strong growth in HGVs moving from the M6 onto the M6 Toll, with 17% growth in HGV usage in 2017, compared to a fall of 1.2% nationally.
Full price rise details are available here.