Tolls to go by Christ­mas

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

TOLLS on the two Sev­ern bridges will be scrapped in time for Christ­mas, Sec­re­tary of State for Wales Alun Cairns has con­firmed.

Ad­dress­ing the Con­ser­va­tive Party’s an­nual con­fer­ence in Birm­ing­ham, Mr Cairns said tolls on the two mo­tor­way bridges link­ing Wales and Eng­land will be abol­ished on De­cem­ber 17, in a move which he de­scribed as be­ing an “early Christ­mas present.”

The bridges cur­rently carry some 25 mil­lion mo­torists a year.

The date is slightly ahead of sched­ule. Mr Cairns an­nounced last year that tolls would be scrapped by the end of this year, would come have meant De­cem­ber 31.

The move will end 50 years of tolls.

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