Tolls to go by Christmas
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.