M6 toll cost rises for vans and trucks

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Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), operator of the M6toll, has announced new day time toll prices for goods vehicles.

From 06.00 on Monday July 30, day time toll prices for light goods vehicles (LGV) will increase by 10-30p and for heavy goods vehicles (HGV) by 20-50p, depending on the journey made.

It’s the first price rise since 2012.

MEL has frozen night time prices to support LGV and HGV customers during on-going roadworks on the M6.

Andy Cliffe, chief executive of MEL, said: “We are committed to substantially increasing the number of HGVs choosing to use the M6toll and so we have deliberately kept this price rise below inflation. We’ve also chosen to freeze night time prices to support our haulage customers during on-going roadworks on the M6.”

“We are working closely with haulage firms and other partners to encourage further HGV usage of the M6toll, so that we can increase the benefits that the M6toll brings to the businesses that rely on it and its contribution to economic growth.”

The past year has seen 17% growth in HGV usage of the M6toll, compared to a fall of 1.2% nationally.  

The M6toll carries more than 50,000 vehicles every day, and 18.3 million vehicles in 2017 – traffic that would otherwise be using the M6 and surrounding roads. 

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