Using the Dartford Crossing?

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Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun May 17, 2015 6:12 am

Anyone using the clockwise M25 route to get to Sandpit via the Dartfort crossing should be aware that the toll booths have gone as they no longer take payment in cash. You now have to pay your £2.50 online or by phone here

https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge

or else get a zillion pound fine.
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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby MartinR » Sun May 17, 2015 7:33 am

I have already prepaid for two crossings. It isn't very hard to do, but you need to remember to do it! Or face a zillion pound fine :(

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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby Granger » Sun May 17, 2015 8:04 am

Thanks for the heads up. Last time I went across the qe2 it was £1.50!
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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby TheChef » Sun May 17, 2015 8:35 am

What :shock: so what happens if you don't know you'll be using the crossing or are a tourist, is there no way to pay when you get there?
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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby dadio » Sun May 17, 2015 8:45 am

I think you can pay retrospectively and have a grace period but check as I'm often wrong .
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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby dadio » Sun May 17, 2015 9:28 am

Just checked , you have to pay by midnight the day after you cross .
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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby MartinR » Sun May 17, 2015 10:58 am

Yes, you can pay after the event as Dadio says. I gather trying to pay by phone is an 'interesting' experience, so I prepaid.

It isn't any different to the congestion charge really, although in this particular case I imagine it just moves the traffic jam a few miles further on.

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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon May 18, 2015 11:35 am

TheChef wrote:What :shock: so what happens if you don't know you'll be using the crossing or are a tourist, is there no way to pay when you get there?


If you're a foreign tourist in a non-GB registered car, you're laughing. They reckon that 250,000 foreign motorists haven't paid in the first 4 months of the scheme, which must overshadow the savings they've made by sacking the booth staff :roll:
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Re: Using the Dartford Crossing?

Postby fremsley » Mon May 18, 2015 12:58 pm

I never go over it...scares the poo out of me.
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