Dartford residents reminded to renew Dart Charge accounts
PUBLISHED: 14:07 16 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:07 16 November 2015
44,000 people are estimated to use the scheme in Dartford and Thurrock
Dartford residents are being reminded to renew their Dart Charge Local Resident Discount Scheme accounts to continue receiving discounted journeys at the Dartford Crossing.
10,000 account renewals are due, with more than 90 per cent of customers already renewing their accounts ahead of their due date.
Residents who need to renew their accounts have been sent an email or letter with instructions.
More than 44,000 people in Dartford and Thurrock are benefitting from discounts of at least £2.30 on each crossing.
Under the scheme, people in these areas can pay £20 a year for unlimited crossings or pay £10 a year for 50 crossings, with anything additional crossing being charged at 20p each.
Dart Charge project director Nigel Gray said:
“It’s great that so far over 90% of Dartford and Thurrock local residents have renewed their accounts on time and continue to benefit from the significant discounts available.
“We want all local residents to continue to receive the discounts they are entitled to. So I urge everyone to act on the reminders they have been sent and renew their accounts as soon as possible.
“It’s easy to do – just go online at www.gov.uk/dart-charge or call us on 0300 300 0120.”