From March 2014, people registered in the Local Residents’ Discount Scheme will be able to make unlimited trips over the crossing for just £20 a year. This option will also be open to local residents who privately own a two-axle vehicle, including vans. For further information about the scheme, go to Local Residents’ Discount Scheme page.
The way you pay the Dartford Crossing charge is changing.
Dart Charge — the new remote payment system being introduced from October 2014 will reduce congestion and ease traffic flow at the Crossing.
If you currently have a DART-Tag it will be easy for you to move to a new Dart Charge account.
Please ensure the contact information on your account is up to date.
Existing account holders will be contacted from September 2014 with details of how to move to the new account.
Current DART-Tag holders will not lose any credit from their existing accounts and any remaining funds will either be transferred or refunded, as appropriate.
Once Dart Charge has been introduced, it will no longer be possible to pay the charge at a barrier as you use the Crossing. Instead, you will need to pay in advance of crossing or by midnight the following day. You will be able to pay in several ways, including; by an account, or online, by text, at one of many retail outlets or by phone.
It will still be easier to set up an account, where you can save up to one third on every crossing.
From Spring 2014, we will be doing advance construction work in the area of the Crossing to prepare for the introduction of Dart Charge. Immediately after the introduction of Dart Charge, we will start the main road works at the Crossing to remove the booths and introduce a new road layout; this work is due to be completed in spring 2015.
You can find more information and subscribe to receive updates on the introduction of Dart Charge at www.gov.uk/highways/dartford
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