Cutting tolls a ‘huge boost’ to motorists

The Severn Bridge tolls will drop to £3 for cars, vans and small buses when the bridge reverts to public ownership in 2018.

Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, has announced plans for a two-way ‘free flowing’ tolling system to be introduced – which could lead to motorists paying £1.50 each way.

Shadow Economy Minister, Russell George, said the announcement was a “huge boost” to motorists.

He said:

“The decision to cut the tolls is a huge boost to motorists, and the introduction of a free-flowing tolling system will encourage investment and make the Welsh economy more competitive.

“This is a welcome step forward, and further evidence that the UK Conservative Government is delivering for the people of Wales.”

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