Protests Greet Proposed Tamar Toll Increases
The Herald|December 08, 2021
Revenue drop prompts fees plan
Richard Whitehouse

Plans to increase tolls on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry by 30% have been met with anger and dismay.

The Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee agreed last week that it should begin consultation on increasing tolls to help plug a financial 'black hole' which it said was caused by a drop in tolls due to the pandemic.

Councillors from both Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council who make up the committee agreed that they were “reluctant” to increase charges, and some said they were concerned about the impact on people who have to use the bridge and ferry to access work and health services.

If the increase goes ahead, it would not happen before January, 2023, and would mean that cash tolls would go from £2 to £2.60 per crossing and for pre-paid tag users the charges would rise from £l to £1.30.

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