The M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) (Amendment etc.) Order 2018

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2018/1300

2018 No. 1300

Highways, England

The M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) (Amendment etc.) Order 2018

Made 3rd December 2018

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 163(3)(d), 167(1)(a) and (2)(a), 168(1) and (2) and 171(1) and (5) of the Transport Act 20001and section 9(1) and (2)(b) of the Severn Bridges Act 19922, makes the following Order.

Appropriate persons have been consulted in accordance with section 170(1C) of the Transport Act 20003and regulations 11(3)(a) and 12(2) of the Trunk Road Charging Schemes (Bridges and Tunnels) (England) Procedure Regulations 20014. Notices have also been published in accordance with regulations 11(3)(b) and 12(1) of those Regulations.

Citation and commencement
S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) (Amendment etc.) Order 2018.

(2) Part 1 comes into force on 17th December 2018.

(3) Part 2 comes into force at 11:59pm on 31st December 2018.

1 Amendments to the 2017 Charging Scheme Order

PART 1

Amendments to the 2017 Charging Scheme Order

The M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) Order...
S-2 The M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) Order...

2. The M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) Order 20175is amended in accordance with articles 3 to 5.

Imposition of charges

Imposition of charges

S-3 In article 4(3), for “The charge imposed”, substitute “Subject...

3.—(1) In article 4(3), for “The charge imposed”, substitute “Subject to paragraph (3A), the charge imposed”.

(2) After paragraph (3), insert—

S-3A

“3A Where a vehicle is directed to drive directly through the toll plaza areas without stopping—

(a) by an appointed person within the meaning of section 23 of the Severn Bridges Act 1992, or

(b) in accordance with the indication given by a traffic sign,

the charge imposed for a given class of motor vehicle is determined by reference to column 3 of Schedule 1.”.

S-4 For the table in Schedule 1 (Classes of motor vehicle and...

4. For the table in Schedule 1 (Classes of motor vehicle and charges), substitute the table in the Schedule to this Order.

2 Revocations

PART 2

Revocations

Revocation of the 2017 Charging Scheme Order
S-5 Revocation of the 2017 Charging Scheme Order

Revocation of the 2017 Charging Scheme Order

5. The M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) Order 2017 is revoked.

Revocation of the 2017 Tolls Order
S-6 Revocation of the 2017 Tolls Order

Revocation of the 2017 Tolls Order

6. The Severn Bridges Tolls Order 20176is revoked.

Jesse Norman

Minister of State

Department for Transport

3rd December 2018

SCHEDULE

Article 4

SCHEDULE

Classes of motor vehicle and description

Charge for each motor vehicle for a single journey from east to west under article 4(3)

Charge for each motor vehicle for a single journey from east to west under article 4(3A)

Classes A1 and A2

Motor cars and motor caravans

£5.60

Zero

Classes B1 and B2

Small goods vehicles and small buses

£11.20

Zero

Classes C1 and C2

Large goods vehicles and large buses

£16.70

Zero

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