More than 1,150 fleets have successfully signed up for the new Dartford Crossing payment system in the last fortnight.
The Highways Agency has revealed that over 100,000 vehicles have been added to Dart Charge accounts since account registrations went live on 5 November, and it is currently working with the UK's 100 largest fleet operators to help them prepare for the changes. Between them, these fleets operate more than 20,000 vehicles, and as signing up for a prepay account results in discounts on crossings, these fleets can expect to save up to a third on crossings from 30 November.
Work to remove the toll booths and barriers will start on 28 November, and will result in 27 lanes of traffic being reduced to four. It's hoped that the completed work will help ease congestion at the Dartford Crossing, with drivers not stopping at the crossing to pay. Drivers will instead pay the Dart Charge online, by phone or post or at one of thousands of retailers nationwide. Fleets who are currently DART-Tag customers should now have been contacted with details of how to migrate their account to Dart Charge.