M6 Toll: Price change for HGV users

HGV drivers will see a change in prices when they use the M6toll from February, the Midlands Expressway has announced.

James Evison

18th January 2022 11:46 AM

As part of its review of prices, the operator has frozen local Saver products and increased general van and HGV use by 20p and 30p respectively.

It also highlighted that it was offering discounts to RHA members – and a new savings estimator tool, exclusively available to HGV and commercial operators.

The price freeze is on its tickets for short, local journeys under its FlexiPass scheme, which offers ten pre-paid journeys. It also applies to Hopper, Shuttle and FlexiVan products using junctions 4, 5 and 6. The price changes will come into effect from 16 February.

The FlexiPass ANPR trial, which is part of the M6toll’s ‘Road Ahead’ transformation programme, was launched in October. It benefits drivers by automatically recognising their number plate and providing discounted rates for 10 pre-paid trips between T4, T5, and T6 junctions around Lichfield, Burntwood, Shenstone and Tamworth.

Carefully considered

Julie Davies, Commercial Director at Midland Expressway Ltd said: “The price rise for vans and HGVs was carefully considered by Midland Expressway Limited and the decision to increase prices was made after a detailed assessment.

“With increased numbers of commercial vehicles using the M6toll, the road continues to provide a cost effective and reliable route, with time savings integral to running an efficient fleet operation. The M6toll also plays its part in tackling congestion by reducing the volumes of HGV traffic on local road networks.

“We are committed to increasing the volume of HGV traffic using the M6toll in preference to the M6 or local roads by continuing to offer incentives and pricing deals for HGV customers and commercial operators that are both attractive and innovative. This includes RHA member discounts and a new savings estimator tool, exclusively available to HGV and commercial operators, that enables businesses to calculate the time, fuel and operational efficiencies that can be achieved when using the M6toll road.”