Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry tolls suspended due to coronavirus

Tolls on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Drivers will no longer have to pay to cross between Devon and Cornwall once the suspension comes into force tonight (March 24).

The suspension - which was agreed by Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council and the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee - will last at least three weeks, but may be extended beyond.

Bosses say the decision has been made to “protect bridge and ferry staff” as well as key workers and those travelling for essential reasons.

Suspending tolling will effectively eliminate the need for personal contact between Tamar Crossings staff and our customers and will add to service resilience by allowing reallocation of some cross-trained staff.

Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee
The suspension will initially last three weeks, but may be extended.

The suspension will come into effect at midnight and will affect all drivers.

TamarTag account fees will also be suspended, and account holders will only be charged pro-rata for the month of March.

At the bridge, drivers are requested to observe overhead signals and slowly pass through open booth lanes with care as there may occasionally be bridge staff crossing.

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