Dartford free flow benefits revealed

Introduction of the Dart Charge free flow tolling system at the Dartford Crossing is providing journey time savings of 90 minutes a week for commuters, Highways England has claimed.

Figures released by the company this week show that drivers using the crossing at peak times are able to save up to 14 minutes on southbound journeys across the bridge, and seven minutes when travelling in the northbound tunnels.

Dart Charge project director Nigel Gray said: “Relieving congestion and speeding up journeys at the Dartford Crossing is what Dart Charge is all about. These really encouraging figures show what a difference Dart Charge is making for drivers.”