Dartford Tunnel

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  1. jezport

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    We are going to the Kent show. How do we pay the toll for the tunnel? Do we have to go online or can we pay as we get there?
     
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    You can't pay when you get there because there is no longer that facility. There are no booths going southbound anyway. All is controlled by ANPR. You have to pay online, or open an account with a tenner. As sdc77 suggests, look up the info on their website. Saves me typing it all :D
     
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  4. Chockswahay

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    Went through the tunnel last week on way back from Germany...... it is quick and easy (and £2.50). They photograph your vehicle so that when you go online they are 'expecting you'. No need for an account, just pay as a single transaction by midnight the day after you go through (y)
     
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    you can pay in some shops as well. local newsagent etc .
     
  6. Moodybrook

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    Do you pay for going JUST Southbound ? I haven't had my door tapped or a summons thro the post.

    Something says to me that you just paid for Northbound.??

    If I am to be transported can you choose ?? as I'd rather like to go to Canada! dun OZ ! ;)
     
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  8. Moodybrook

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    Huh, starts with S ends with T ! :(
     
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    We have to pay for the "crossing" by whatever means unfortunately
     
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    Your not working for them , are you ?:sneaky: As it is all now run from Leeds ?:)
     
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    I know it's in Leeds as I had to phone them to get my classification corrected.
    They did that immediately only for it to be reversed a week later probably by a computer program or a real life muppet.
    I got it corrected via their Facebook page and it is still correct at £1.65 ish per crossing for account holders
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    They were GLOATING on the television today that there has been 170,000 unpaid vehicles that they are issuing penalties to and it has a big backlog, Is it £100 penalty not sure but it comes to more profit in fines than tolls. The notices are total cr+p and do not mean sod all to any one who doesn't actually know it is a toll bridge/tunnel. purposely confusing with very little notice of what is needed. They are also catching and fining heavily any lorry driver who is over height or over-length ie car transporters , another money making SCAM.
    It seems ignorance of the law is no excuse , bit like the LEZ on the other side of the road.
     
  13. Ethle the wondervan

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    I operate my own SCAM that I devised all on my own.

    I go down the M40, anti clockwise round the M25 for Surrey and Kent missing the Dartford crossing and saving £2.50 !

    Ain't I a stinker !?
     
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    If coming down the A1 it costs far more in diesel to do that
     
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    It's a conspiracy !
     
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    you can pay before your journey or you can pay bye midnight the next day online after you used the crossing
     
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    @Moodybrook they will get around to you eventually. I remembered to pay going south in January but forgot when we returned at the end of March. Eeeek! About three weeks after the crossing I remembered but by then it was too late and I was into the fixed fine time. But, didn't hear anything from them and thought I might have got away with it.

    Until yesterday. Fixed penalty notice with photos. £70 fine reduced to £35 if I paid quickly. However, a covering letter with the fine said, as a one off (because of confusion with the new system) they'd let me pay just the crossing fee and cancel the fine if I paid up straight away.

    Needless to say I paid up and stuck a tenner in an account for them to keep safe and keep me out of trouble.

    So, expect your letter soon :)
     
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    Put your registration in to their web form and see if it shows a crossing to pay for.
     
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    It is FREE between 10pm and 6am
     
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