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Dart Crossing ?
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:30:03 PM »

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 04:36:01 PM »


yes its the name for the old Dartford tunnel crossing under the Thames.


can be done by post or online. the camera picks up your number plate and charges you. if you go through without prepaying and don't pay within 24 hours of going through [ one way by the way, not return] you get a penalty ticket which is, I think either 75 or 100 quid. for a single journey.


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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 04:38:10 PM »

Tunnel one way Bridge the other.
Used to be able to throw the right change into a bucket as you drove past I seem to remember.
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 04:41:06 PM »

As Jim said you get a penalty notice after 24hrs [size=78%]which gives you I think 14 days to pay the original charge I will see if I can find my last one. I live about 7 miles from it so use it a bit but never prepay.[/size]
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 04:44:43 PM »


yes, I remember that........like the Mersey tunnel..........but I remember going both ways through the tunnel, ned.


mind you that was in the mid 1980's. has it changed in recent years. last time I went to Kent was in the norties and went anti c via the m25 to Rochester.


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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 04:54:32 PM »

Thanks Guys quick too  :-))

Not me but my lad runs a car delivery firm, he has 3 drivers, one went over the crossing last month, penalty charge arrived this morning...70 if not paid within 14 days 35 if paid within...105 if not paid at all and a CCJ as well.

I know the driver myself decent guy 70 years young..fitter than me at 64 O0

I'm company sec   {-)

Be gettin the boot i will  ;D :embarrassed:

He can't have known or he would have paid. summat wrong wi the signs ???  {:-{   

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 05:36:58 PM »

Great big signs warning you! Hard to miss really.

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 06:02:54 PM »

The Dartford Bridge and the Conwy Tunnel on the A55 both cost about the same to build and the Queen opened them both within 24 hours of each other.

Strange as it may seem there has never been a toll for using the Conwy Tunnel, even though it too is a river crossing.  It is classed as a bypass round the town and must therefore be toll free.

Politics eh?
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 06:13:42 PM »



Politics eh?

Hey dont say things like that  :o

you'll get me banned...or even worse  <*< :police:
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 06:14:39 PM »

The Dart crossing was supposed to be free after the construction costs had been recouped but of course it never happened. The latest 'drive through' arrangements appear to cause even worse queues than the original toll booths. Probably some fluid theory in there somewhere.

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 06:19:05 PM »

If you open an account it only costs 1.67 per crossing including my 4.75 ton motorhome. Cheaper for local frequent travellers.


https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 06:22:20 PM »

Mind you the Conwy tunnels are dual use, Highways use them for storing traffic cones
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 06:25:00 PM »

Thanks for all the info  :-))

cant keep up at the minute..unusual for me  %%
will reply to posters when i can... :}
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 08:31:06 PM »



Good article in September Model Boats Colin Bishop wish I could visit..when is the build of Brenda due? i'll watch out for that. sailing hire interesting.drat i'm too old!!!.
 bit too far for me just now but you never know.
 reinstalled my digital Image program so this might not work.
Can but try...new vehicle to the fleet, 5 in total now...3 fiats, 1 ford ranger with 18' 6 wheel trailer and a twin deck Mitsubush arrived this week.my lad got a nerve... can we go through Dart crossing with all of these for 1.67 a go?


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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 08:38:26 PM »

The Brenda article should be published shortly before Christmas.

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 08:55:11 PM »

Dartford tunnel was suppose  to become free several times over the 30 years I was there Huh promises promises

Some of the trucks I drove throu it used a Dart Tag I wonder if this was cheaper way

Don't know how you can get over the bridge Essex to Kent or throu the tunnel Kent to Essex without paying as there is barriers Kent side

Maybe it has changed since my day
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 08:57:25 PM »

All barriers have been removed so unless there are lane closures due to breakdowns it should be completely free flow either way.
Still FREE after 22:00hrs
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 09:01:24 PM »

Strangely enough, it is the free flow which appears to have made the delays worse. The old toll booths seem to have been acting as some sort of 'valve' control.

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2017, 09:02:38 PM »

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 09:09:18 PM »

Good to here that as it was a bottleneck at the best of times

In my day even at night 2a.m 3 a.m. one pay booth was always open the pay trays were shut

At least it is free at night now
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2017, 09:31:52 PM »

Most of the problems with the free flow system are northbound through the west tunnel which they shut to convoy the petrol tankers under escort several times per hour so the northbound crossing goes down to 1 tunnel or 50% capacity ooops. Trouble southbound is normally traffic accidents.
John different class vehicles pay different tolls all on the website think they still double toll for trailers used commercially and pickups even crew cabs are classed as commercial even if used as private vehicle, don't ask.

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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2017, 09:52:24 PM »

Many thanks to

BMSMP (jim)
Cloin Bishop
Netlyned
Starspider
Kinnmel (kimmel bay ?)
T33CNO
Seaspray

I'll tell my son about registering. up to him..i'm only the tea boy!
Ranger driver in for a shock, i'll pull his leg a bit later.
Its  dick turpin all over again.
hey seaspray..ha..i did night trunk at scuttleycor...was that you with the cab light on all the time in an artic? !!!

saw some things, one icy night we come up to a long line of trucks...i'm sat in the drivers seat ..lorry drive knocks on my window..? its like an ice rink out here says he...skating about in outside lane... true.i was there...! we crawl up to the front..50+ sets of blue flashing lights..honest both sides cars vans trucks all over the place...1 killed strangley chap from our local record shop....yuk..

JaB.
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2017, 10:03:29 PM »

John
I worked nights to. The roads were good most of the time compared to Scottish ones more money for nights and roads quieter

 No I  didn't have the cab light on as I couldn't get to sleep with it on l,o,l,
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2017, 02:44:59 AM »

Our e-tag system can be used to pay on all toll roads in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Don't you have any similar system?
Mine was free to set up, apart from some postage, and I have direct debit so I never have to worry if there are enough funds in the kitty.   I do check the account each time it debits my bank.
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Re: Dart Crossing ?
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2017, 02:59:19 AM »

G'day brian..middle of the night here..2.59 by my clock..
i was going to give a comprehensve reply but stopped myself,,,cud go p-o-l-i-t=i=c=l..???

wouln't want to spoil a decent thread now would I...?

One word to your question..NO.. %% {-)
I should be in bed asleep but my right foot is killing me..i think its GOUT.. <:( %% O0

Mercy me.... >>:-(

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