UK toll concessions at road bridges and tunnels for Blue Badge Holders (disabled people)
Blue Badge holders are exempt from tolls at certain river crossings, bridges and tunnels.
Further details of these concessions are set out below.
In some cases, you will have to apply in advance to qualify for a concession. As toll operators sometimes vary their concessions it is a good idea to check with the owners or operators before you travel.
Cleddau Bridge (A477. Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire)
Concessions are available to people who receive the Higher Rate Mobility component of Disability Living Allowance and are exempt from the payment of Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax).
Application forms can be obtained from;
The Bridge Supervisor
Cleddau Toll Bridge
Pembrokeshire, SA72 6ED
Tel: 01646 683517
Clifton Suspension Bridge (B3129 West of Bristol)
For people in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, or exemption from Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax), a concessionary rate of £10 with unlimited crossings for a 12-month period is available on production of the relevant certification. Disabled concession application forms are available on request by email, telephone, or in person from a bridge attendant.
Dartford - Thurrock River Crossing (River Thames)
People who are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax) can cross for free.
Tel: 01322 280200
For more information see: http://assets.highways.gov.uk/our-road-network/the-dartford-thurrock-river-crossing/Exemption_web.pdf
Humber Bridge (Near Hull)
Exemptions are available for those who receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance and who are exempt from payment of Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax). Exemption vouchers are issued to the disabled person for use when crossing the bridge in their tax-exempt vehicle. An application can be obtained in writing from:
The Humber Bridge Board
Itchen Bridge (A3025 Woolston-Southampton)
The Itchen Bridge provides a toll exemption for people in receipt of the higher rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance.
The scheme provides the disabled person with an identity card (Smartcard) and tokens to provide them free crossing in any vehicle (with the exception of HGV vehicles).
Itchen Bridge (Concession Dept.)
Itchen Toll Bridge
Postcode: SO19 9AD
Telephone: 023 8083 3008
or more information see: http://www.southampton.gov.uk/living/smartcities/bridgeinfo.aspx
M6 Motorway (Birmingham Toll)
Those eligible must apply in advance for an M6 Toll Mobility Exemption Pass for their nominated vehicle. No other evidence of disability will be accepted.
Those in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance and those exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) should apply to Midland Expressway Limited. The Mobility Exemption Pass is for sole use on the M6 Toll and allows fee passage for the nominated vehicle only, when the eligible person is present.
The pass is valid for 3 years and there is an administration charge of £15. The administration charge also applies to change of vehicle details and pass renewals.
You can get an application form by contacting the Customer Account Team or download one from the M6 Toll website.
For downloadable application form go to pricing (top of page), then Exemption (left of Page).
Organisations which are recognised by the Secretary of State for Transport and which operate a vehicle used for the carriage of disabled people can also use the M6 Toll free of charge by applying in advance for a Mobility Exemption Pass. These applications will be subject to the administration charge detailed above.
Mersey Tunnel (Liverpool-Wirral)
Concessions are available to people who are in receipt of the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance or, if over 65, the highest rate of Attendance Allowance.
Concessions are granted on written application only and the forms are obtained from:
PO Box 1976
Tel: 0151 227 5181
Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing (M4 England - Wales)
Exemptions are available for Blue Badge holders.
When you arrive at a staffed toll booth, you should hand your Blue Badge to the toll collector. The toll collector will check the validity of the badge and that the badge holder is in the vehicle. They will also record the badge details. The badge holder will then be asked to sign a form. If they are unable to sign, the driver can sign on their behalf. The badge will be returned and the barrier raised.
(A38 Plymouth-Liskeard)/Torpoint Ferry (A374 Plymouth-Torpoint)
Free vouchers are available to people who:
- receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- receive War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
- are exempt from the payment of Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax); or
- are registered blind
You must apply for free vouchers before you travel. You can have up to 100 vouchers a year after you send proof of your entitlement and a passport photograph to the Joint Committee. Send a stamped addressed envelope with all enquiries.
You can get full details from:
The Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee
Tay Road Bridge (Newport-on-Tay Dundee)
Exemptions are available for Blue Badge holders.
Tyne Tunnel (Near Newcastle)
Exemptions are available for those who do not have to pay Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax).
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Whitchurch Bridge (B471 Pangbourne-Whitchurch)
Exemptions are available to those exempt from payment of Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax) or those who use a vehicle provided under the Motability Scheme. You will need to pre-register using the disabled driver registration form. This form can be downloaded here or ask for a copy from the toll collectors.