The Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-08-05

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2047

HIGHWAYS, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
5th August 1996

Laid before Parliament
9th August 1996

Coming into force
1st September 1996

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 25(1) and (2), 26, 44(3) and 46(1)(1) of the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on September 1996.

Abnormal loads

2.  For Parts I and II of the Table to Regulation 2 of the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 1995(3) (“the 1995 Regulations”) there shall be substituted the following: —

PART I

Time of Commencement of Passage
Charge

Overall width

Greater than 2.75 metres and not more than 6.1 metres
Passage commencing after 06.00 hours and before 22.00 hours
£38

Greater than 2.75 metres and not more than 6.1 metres
Passage commencing on or after 22.00 hours and on or before 06.00 hours
£18

Greater than 6.1 metres
At any time
£173

Overall length

Greater than 18.3 metres and not more than 27.4 metres
Passage commencing after 06.00 hours and before 22.00 hours
£38

Greater than 18.3 metres and not more than 27.4 metres
Passage commencing on or after 22.00 hours and on or before 06.00 hours
£18

Greater than 27.4 metres
At any time
£173

Total weight of vehicle

Greater than 150,000 kilograms
At any time
£173

PART II

Time of Commencement of Passage
Charge

Overall width

Greater than 3.65 metres and not more than 6.1 metres
Passage commencing after 06.00 hours and before 22.00 hours
£38

Greater than 3.65 metres and not more than 6.1 metres
Passage commencing on or after 22.00 hours and on or before 06.00 hours
£18

Greater than 6.1 metres
At any time
£173

Overall length

Greater than 27.4 metres
At any time
£173

Total weight of vehicles

Greater than 150,000 kilograms
At any time
£173

Dangerous goods

3.  In regulation 3 of the 1995 Regulations for the reference to the booklet entitled “Dangerous Traffic”, 8th edition issued in 1995, there shall be substituted a reference to the 9th edition of that booklet issued in 1996.

Removal of statutory vehicles

4.  For the table to regulation 4 of the 1995 Regulations there shall be substituted the following table:

(1)
(2)

Minimum Charge
Additional Charge

Motor cycle & combinations
£8
£3

Vehicles with two axles — which could not be removed otherwise than by a large breakdown vehicle
£53
£17

in any other case
£31
£10

Vehicles with more than two axles
£105
£35

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

John Bowis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of Transport
5th August 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations increase the charges payable to the crossing operator (in addition to tolls) for the passage of abnormal loads through the tunnels or across the bridge and for removing or assisting broken down vehicles.
The crossing operator (as defined in section 12(4) of the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988) is Dartford River Crossing Limited (whose address is given below).
The booklet entitled “Dangerous Traffic” referred to in regulation 3 may be obtained in person or by post from either Dartford River Crossing Ltd., Crossing Offices, South Orbital Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5PR, or the Mersey Tunnels, Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority, Georges Dock Building, Georges Dock Way, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DD, or the Tyne Tunnel, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 0PD.


(1)
See the definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(2)
1988 c. 20.

(3)
S.I. 1995/2060.
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