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The Silvertown Tunnel Order 2018

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Power to charge for use of the tunnels

54.—(1) Subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this Part, from the date when the Silvertown Tunnel is first opened for public use, TfL may levy charges in respect of motor vehicles using either of the tunnels.

(2) The charge payable to TfL for use of the tunnels by any motor vehicle is at such a level for that class of vehicle as TfL may from time to time determine.

(3) TfL may determine different charges (including a nil charge)—

(a)as between the tunnels;

(b)for different classes of motor vehicles;

(c)for different times of the day;

(d)for different days of the week;

(e)for different directions of travel; and

(f)for different methods or means of recording, administering, collecting or paying the charge.

(4) Any charge payable to TfL under this article may be waived, suspended, reduced, compounded or discounted by TfL at any time.

(5) TfL must publish the charges determined under paragraph (3) in a statement of charges in such manner as TfL considers appropriate not later than 56 days before the charges are intended to take effect.

(6) The statement of charges published under paragraph (5) must set out, amongst other things—

(a)the tunnels in respect of which the charges apply;

(b)the classification of motor vehicles for the purposes of determining the charge payable by any motor vehicle;

(c)the times at and days on which the charges will be payable;

(d)the amount of the charges payable;

(e)exemptions from charges;

(f)discounts from charges;

(g)any documents or equipment specified by TfL under article 55(3) (payment and recovery of charges and penalty charges);

(h)payment means or methods;

(i)a summary of the applicable enforcement provisions; and

(j)any matter related to the provisions applied by article 56(3) (penalty charges, examination of motor vehicles, etc.).

(7) Where any motor vehicle falls within the definition of more than one class of vehicles it is deemed to fall in the class of vehicle bearing the highest charge.

(8) References in this Part to classes of motor vehicles are references to the classes defined or described by reference to any characteristics of the motor vehicles or to any other circumstances.

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