Dart-charge now in operation at the Dartford crossing
Dart-Charge now in operation at the Dartford Crossing, As of Sunday the 30th November 2014 the Dartford crossing has changed how you pay to cross this part of the Thames river, whether you cross over the QE2 bridge or through the tunnel you will no longer have to Que and pay, it is all now automated via dart-charge. Work to complete the new systems and layout will not be completed until spring 2015 but early feedback from our drivers would indicate that it is easing congestion at peak times, which if anyone is used to trying to get through the crossing at rush hour they will know can only be a good thing. Their are many ways to pay as you would expect, all simpler to many other congestion charge payments, this can be found on www.gov.uk/highways/dartford. You can set up an account at www.gov.uk/dart-charge or you can call 0300 300 0120. If you currently use dart-tag I would recommend calling them, its very easy to move your existing account over.
If you are going to use the dartford crossing you must pay either before or no later than midnight the day after you have used it.
You can make a one-off payment:
- online at www.gov.uk/dart-charge
- over the phone by calling: 0300 300 0120
- via a payzone retail outlet
- by post (in advance only): Dart Charge Customer Services PO Box 842 Leeds LS1 9QF
Alternatively you can set up a pre paid account that reduces the charges and means their is no risk of forgetting, it is very easy to set up and you can add multiple vehicles to one account. just visit https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge or call 0300 300 0120.