Dartford Crossing: Final countdown to Dart Charge

Changes to Dartford Crossing payment system Credit: The Highways Agency

The Dartford Crossing will change forever this weekend as Dart Charge comes into effect.

The new cashless payment system is expected to speed up journeys by removing the need to stop at a barrier. It will also give drivers more flexibility about how and when they pay the charge.

From 6am this Sunday (30 November) instead of paying cash at the crossing, drivers will pay online, by phone or post or at one of thousands of retail outlets nationwide.

Payment can be made in advance or by midnight the day after crossing.