Cash tolls for those travelling by car on the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry will increase from £2 to £2.60 per crossing from midnight on 1 January 2023.
There will be no increase in discounted TamarTag rates, which will remain at £1.30 per crossing. The increase in cash tolls will mean that the rate of discount for TamarTag holders will revert to 50% from 1st January 2023
Between them the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry carry around 18 million vehicles a year (16 million on the bridge and 2 million on the ferries). The Tamar Crossings are almost entirely funded by toll income, which is used to operate, maintain and improve the bridge and ferries.
The additional revenue will address the current shortfall in income and provide funding to maintain service levels and carry out further essential works on both the bridge and the ferries. Even with the increase the crossings are still amongst the cheapest self-financed tolled crossings in the UK.