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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Toll concessions for disabled people

Disabled people pay a reduced rate or nothing at some river crossings, bridges and tunnels. This is an alphabetical list of them. In most cases, you have to apply in advance to get a concession. Toll concessions can change, so you should check before you travel.

Cleddau Bridge (A477 Pembroke Dock)

Concessions are available to people who:

  • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • get the mobility supplement of a war pension
  • are registered blind
  • are exempt from paying vehicle tax

Register in person at the administration office at the bridge to get a booklet of tickets for free crossings. Remember to bring proof of your entitlement.

Telephone: 01646 683 517

Clifton Suspension Bridge (B3129 Bristol)

A concessionary rate of £10 with unlimited crossings for a 12-month period is available to people who:

  • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • are exempt from paying vehicle tax

Request an application form by email, telephone or in person from a bridge attendant.

Telephone: 0117 973 8008
Email: office@cliftonbridge.org.uk

Dartford - Thurrock River Crossing (River Thames - A282/M25 Junction 1a)

People who are exempt from paying vehicle tax can cross for free. Register your vehicle in the Exempt Vehicle Registration Scheme to take advantage of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology. It is not mandatory to register in order to cross for free, but it will make the crossing quicker.

Request an application form by email or telephone, or download one from the DART-Tag website.

Telephone: 01322 280 200
Email: exemptions@connectplusm25.co.uk

Humber Bridge (near Hull)

Exemption vouchers are available to people who:

  • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • are exempt from paying vehicle tax

The vouchers are valid for use when crossing the bridge in the tax-exempt vehicle only.

Request an application form by email, telephone or post, or download it from the Humber Bridge website.

The Humber Bridge Board
Ferriby Road
Hessle
East Yorkshire HU13 OJG

Telephone: 01482 647 161
Email: mail@humberbridge.co.uk

Itchen Bridge (A3025 Woolston-Southampton)

A toll exemption is available to people who get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance. The scheme provides the disabled person with an identity card and tokens for free crossing in any vehicle except HGV vehicles.

Request an application form by email, telephone or post, or download one from the Southampton council website.

Itchen Bridge (concession department)
Itchen Bridge Office
Portsmouth Road
Southampton SO19 9AD

Telephone: 0238 043 1040
Email: itchen.bridge@southampton.gov.uk

M6 Motorway (Birmingham Toll)

An M6 Toll Mobility Exemption Pass is available. You must get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance and be exempt from paying vehicle tax. The Mobility Exemption Pass and allows free passage for the nominated vehicle only, when the eligible person is present.

Organisations with a vehicle used for disabled people and are recognised by the Secretary of State for Transport can get a Mobility Exemption Pass.

There is an administration charge of £15 for issuing a pass, change of vehicle details and pass renewals. The pass is valid for three years.

Request an application form by email or telephone, or download one from the M6 Toll website.

Customer Services
Midland Expressway Limited

Telephone: 0870 850 6262
Email: customer.services@m6toll.co.uk

Mersey Tunnel (Liverpool-Wirral)

You can use the tunnel free of charge if you get either the:

  • higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • highest rate of Attendance Allowance
  • mobility supplement of a war pension

Request an application form for a 'Fast Tag' by email, telephone or post, or download it from the website. You can also collect a form in person from Mersey Travel centres.

The Mersey Tunnels
24 Hatton Garden
Liverpool
L3 2AN

Telephone: 0151 330 1702
Email: tag@merseytravel.gov.uk

Severn Bridge (M48 England – Wales) and Second Severn Crossing (M4 England - Wales)

UK & EU Blue Badge holders are exempt from toll charges.

When you arrive at a manned toll booth, hand your Blue Badge to the toll collector. The toll collector will check the validity of the badge and that the badge holder is in the vehicle. They will also record the badge details. The badge holder will then be asked to sign a form. If they are unable to sign, the driver can sign on their behalf. The badge will be returned and the barrier raised.

Telephone: 01454 632 457
Email: customer.service@severnbridge.co.uk

Tamar Bridge (A38 Plymouth-Liskeard) and Torpoint Ferry (A374 Plymouth-Torpoint)

Mobility Pass Smartcards are available to people who:

  • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • are registered blind
  • are exempt from paying vehicle tax

The pass entitles the holder to use the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry free of charge. There is an administration charge of £2 for issuing a mobility pass.

Request an application form by telephone or post, or download one from the website. You can also collect a form in person from the Torpoint Ferry Office.

Torpoint Ferry Office
2 Ferry Street
Torpoint
Cornwall, PL11 2AX

Telephone: 01752 812 233
Email: enquiries@tamarcrossings.org.uk

Tyne Tunnel (near Newcastle)

Exemptions are available to people who get either:

  • the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance and are exempt from paying vehicle tax
  • the middle rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance and are exempt from paying vehicle tax

If you use the tunnel regularly, you can apply for an exempt pass. Otherwise use the staffed lane so that staff can check your tax disk.

Request an application form by email, telephone or post, or download one from the website.

TT2-Tyne Tunnels
Administration Building
Wallsend
Tyne and Wear
NE28 0PD

Telephone: 0191 262 4451
Email: tt2limited@tt2.co.uk

Whitchurch Bridge (B471 Pangbourne-Whitchurch)

Concessions are available to people who are exempt from paying vehicle tax or use a vehicle provided under the Motability Scheme. A 'free crossings' Bridge Card entitles the holder to free crossings in the nominated vehicle only. There is a returnable £5 deposit for the card.

You can download an application form from the website, or collect one in person from from the toll collectors at the bridge.

Email: secretary@whitchurchbridge.com

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