Increase in toll charge – but new schemes for regular users.
Midland Expressway Limited, operator of the M6toll, has today announced new toll prices including an additional off-peak rate, which will come into effect from 00:00hrs on Friday 12th July. The new prices, which are due to come into effect on 12th July, will mean a rise of between 10p and 30p for motorbikes and cars, between 10p and 50p for light goods vehicles and between 20p and 50p for heavy goods vehicles, depending on the time of travel.
The new pricing structure follows a series of innovative product trials over the past twelve months to introduce a wider range of options for local users, which are now being launched to all eligible drivers.
Three new pricing options are being launched for local drivers. Hopper, Shuttle and Return Pass offer attractive discounts to drivers who regularly use the road, with some customers saving over 35%.
The new toll prices announced today include a new off-peak rate for drivers using the road on weekdays between 5am–7am and 7pm–11pm. They are designed to keep prices attractive for all road users and will enable on-going investment in the M6toll, including further development of products to suit the specific needs of drivers.
Andy Cliffe, chief executive at MEL, said: “The M6toll has been alleviating huge volumes of traffic from the M6 and its surrounding roads for more than fifteen years, providing a safer and more reliable route around the Midlands. The M6toll is significantly faster than alternative routes, making planning more accurate for businesses and individuals and boosting overall efficiency.
“Since 2014 we’ve seen a 14% increase in trucks using our road – a recent industry study of HGVs shows that the M6toll is a safer road for travel than the M6 owing to a much lower accident rate, and with better fuel economy due to free-flowing traffic, HGV users also benefit from reduced fuel costs and emissions.
“We’re committed to making our route stress-free and reliable for all, that’s why we’ve put customer feedback at the heart of our new off-peak price bands and our recent product trials to cap prices for local drivers, ensuring we maximise the positive impact of the M6toll across the Midlands and beyond.”
For further information about prices and the new payment schemes, visit the M6 toll website