The removal of the toll booths and introduction of the Dart Charge is reducing journey times for drivers using the Dartford Crossing.
New figures released by Highways England show that journeys over the crossing are now up to 56% faster, with drivers at peak times saving around an hour and a half every week, up to 14 minutes southbound and seven minutes northbound.
Relieving congestion and speeding up journeys at the Dartford Crossing is what Dart Charge is all about. These really encouraging figures show what a difference Dart Charge is making for drivers.
Drivers commuting from Essex in to Kent are saving around 20 minutes a day, and others commuting from Kent to Essex are saving more than 15 minutes a day.
The Dart Charge means drivers can pay online, by phone, post, or in a shop instead of paying cash at a barrier.
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