Visitor numbers up since bridge toll stopped

by Webmaster, 17th December 2019

The Prince of Wales Bridge, which spans the River Severn, has seen an increase of 16 percent Wales-bound traffic since the tolls were lifted

Both bridges crossing the River Severn between England and Wales have seen an increase in traffic since the £5.60 westbound toll was stopped in December 2018.

The Prince of Wales Bridge, which carries the M4, has seen a 16-percent increase in travellers heading towards Wales and a nine-percent increase in eastbound traffic.

Figures for the M48 Bridge aren't available because of technical difficulties with the counters, but Highways England say they typically saw around 19,000 vehicles crossing each day with the toll in place – a figure that's risen to around 25,000 since then.


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