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The River Tyne (Tunnels) (Revision of Tolls) Order 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 288

Highways, England

The River Tyne (Tunnels) (Revision of Tolls) Order 2018

Made

4th February 2018

Coming into force

4th March 2018

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 13(2) of the Tyne and Wear Act 1976(1) and Schedule 14 of the River Tyne (Tunnels) Order 2005(2), makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the River Tyne (Tunnels) (Revision of Tolls) Order 2018 and shall come into force on 4th March 2018.

2.  From the coming into force date of this Order the tolls authorised in pursuance of the River Tyne (Tunnels) Order 2005 and set out in the Tyne Tunnel (Revision of Tolls and Traffic Classification) Order 2001(3) are revised so that the tolls which the North East Combined Authority may demand and recover in respect of all traffic passing through and into the tunnel crossing shall be those specified in the Schedule to this Order.

3.  The River Tyne (Tunnels) (Revision of Tolls) Order 2016(4) is revoked.

4.  In this Order:

“motorcycle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle having less than four wheels and, in a case where a cabin is provided, the cabin of which is not so constructed as to enclose the driver and any passenger;

“the tunnel crossing” has the same meaning as in article 2(1) of the River Tyne (Tunnels) Order 2005.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

CJ Miller

A Senior Civil Servant

in the Department for Transport

4th February 2018

Article 2

SCHEDULE

ClassClass of VehicleToll (£)
Class 1Motorcycle (with or without sidecar) or power assisted cycle;£0
Class 1 permit holder after discount£0
Class 2

Mechanically propelled vehicle other than a vehicle in Class 1;

Having a height of 2 metres or less, or

Having a height greater than 2 metres and less than 3 metres and maximum of 2 axles, or

Being an articulated vehicle with tractor unit height of 2 metres or less and trailer height of less than 3 metres

£1.70
Class 2 permit holder after discount£1.53
Class 3Mechanically propelled vehicle other than a vehicle in Classes 1 and 2£3.40
Class 3 permit holder after discount£3.06

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, made in consequence of a determination by the North East Combined Authority in accordance with paragraph 2, Schedule 14 of the River Tyne (Tunnels) Order 2005, increases the maximum toll for use of the Tyne Tunnel by heavy goods vehicles, large buses and large vans from £3.30 to £3.40.

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