M6 Toll road

The price of using the M6 Toll is set to increase next month – but a new off peak travelling rate is also being introduced.

The Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), operator of the M6 Toll, said the changes would come into effect on 12th July.

They will see standard prices rise between 10p and 30p for motorbikes and cars, between 10p and 50p for light goods vehicles and between 20p and 50p for heavy goods vehicles, depending on the time of travel.

The new off peak pricing will run on weekdays from 5am to 7am and 7pm to 11pm.

Meanwhile, three other passes are also being introduced:

  • Hopper – caps weekly travel to £35 a week based on 10 return trips.
  • Shuttle allows commuters unlimited local journeys for £20 a week.
  • ReturnPass provides a 20% saving on a same-day return journey.

Andy Cliffe, chief executive at MEL, said: “The M6 Toll has been alleviating huge volumes of traffic from the M6 and its surrounding roads for more than 15 years, providing a safer and more reliable route around the Midlands.

“The M6 Toll is significantly faster than alternative routes, making planning more accurate for businesses and individuals and boosting overall efficiency.

“We’re committed to making our route stress-free and reliable for all, that’s why we’ve put customer feedback at the heart of our new off-peak price bands and our recent product trials to cap prices for local drivers, ensuring we maximise the positive impact of the M6toll across the Midlands and beyond.”

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2 replies on “M6 Toll confirms plan to increase prices and introduce new off peak rate”

  1. A real stress-free journey would involve retrospective billing and the removal of the toll-booth eye-sores. If London can bill the congestion charge this way, why can’t the M6 toll?

    Also “cap prices for local drivers” How so? As someone who lives in Shenstone for which the M6 Toll is a tough choice whether to shoulder the expense going north or south, I’ve yet to be asked where I’m from or going to when paying.

  2. Cameras track where you get on and off. I’ve been on the Hopper trial since last year. The tag allows you straight through the tolls and your online account logs each journey, which junctions you use.

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