‘After half a century, a drive to Wales no longer takes its toll on motorists’
Drivers on both Severn bridges will no longer be liable to pay, and regular travellers are celebrating
In a rare gap in the sea drizzle rolling up the Severn estuary, Darren Moore gazes fondly at the row of 14 booths where for 12 years he has been collecting tolls from drivers entering Wales. “It’s sad to think that all this will be going,” he says, as lorries slow for the toll barriers on the second Severn crossing. “They should take one of these booths and put it in the Museum of Welsh Life – people will be reminiscing about it one day.”
On Monday the booths will be completely removed, with drivers crossing both Severn bridges no longer liable for the toll, which is £5.60 for cars and £16.70 for lorries.
Source: Guardian Transport