The contactless card payment system at the Tamar Bridge has been successfully installed in the majority of toll lanes.
The upgrade means that users who might otherwise pay by cash now have this payment option when travelling across the bridge. Contactless enabled lanes are signed as drivers approach the toll booths. From Thursday 11 June we will be closing toll lane 6 – one of the two lanes not yet equipped with the contactless function – for upgrade works that had been suspended following the initial COVID19 pandemic lockdown. The complex refit of the lane’s electronics will take up to 15 days and will include contactless functionality. As traffic levels continue to be lower than normal we are hoping to keep any delays to a minimum but apologise for any inconvenience the recommencement of upgrade works may cause.
Thank you for your patience while this new system is being introduced.
If you do not use contactless and do not have a TamarTag account please ensure that you have the correct money and use the social distancing measures which have been provided to enable staff in the toll booths to safely process cash.
As previously explained the toll collection system at the ferries, which uses hand-held machines, means there is currently not a contactless option available. We are continuing to work with our toll system supplier to develop a contactless solution at the ferries. In the meantime please continue to use the shoreside payment system.
Staff at both crossings are continuing to follow social distancing guidance and implement robust hand hygiene procedures, including regular hand washing and use of hand sanitisers.