Credible and reliable information on Road statistics In association with Road Users Alliance
Credible and reliable information on Road statistics In association with Road Users Alliance

Road User Charging 2015

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This section presents some examples of additional ways in which road users are charged directly for their use of the network – from public transport to tolling and congestion charging. (For comparison with that spent on road maintenance see ‘Funding’ section).

7.1 Average Excess Travel Rate in London 2015

Average Excess Travel Rate in London
Year: 2007-2013
(minutes per mile)

7.1 - 2015

Source: TfL 2014

7.2 London Congestion Charging Financial Performance 2015

London Congestion Charging Financial Performance
Year: 2003-2013
(£millions)

Year
Revenue
Expenditure
Net income
2003 - 2004186,7141,445,3
2004 - 2005218,1125,193,0
2005 - 2006254,1147,8106,3
2006 - 2007252,4163,389,1
2007 - 2008328,2191,2137,0
2008 - 2009325,7177,2148,5
2009 - 2010312,6154,5158,1
2010 - 2011287,0279,08,0
2011 - 2012227,0223,04,0
2012 - 2013222,089,9132,1
2013 - 2014235,082,0153,0
Total2848,81774,4921,4

Source: TfL 2014

7.3 Money Raised by Road Tolls in Europe 2015

Money Raised by Road Tolls in Europe
Year: 2013
(Euro billions)

7.3 - 2015

Source: ERF

7.4 Road Toll Schemes, Revenue, and Decrease in Road Revenue 2015

Road Toll Schemes, Revenue, and Decrease in Road Revenue
Year: 2015

Country / type of toll
 
Toll
Toll fees for medium-sized cars
Conditions of charge represented
EnglandBridge / tunnelAldwark Bridge£0.40One way
Batheaston Bridge£0.50One way
Cartford Bridge£0.40One way
Clifton Suspension Bridge£1.00One way
Dartford River Crossing£2.00One way, free overnight
Dunham Bridge£0.40One way
Humber Bridge£3.00Round-trip
Itchen Bridge£0.60Peak, one way
Middlesbrough£1.30One way
Mersey Tunnels (Kingsway & Queensway)£1.70One way
Rixton & Warburton Bridge£0.12One way
Severn River Crossings£6.40One way
Shrewsberry (Kingsland) Bridge£0.20One way
Swinford Bridge£0.05One way
Tamar Bridge / Torpoint Ferry£1.50One way
Tyne Tunnel£1.60One way
Warburton Bridge£0.12One way
Whitechurch Bridge£0.40One way
Whitney on Wye Bridge£0.80One way
Other tollsBournemouth-Swanage Motor Road£3.50One way
Central London Congestion Charge£10.00From 07:00 - 18:00 on weekdays, daily charge for unlimited trips in / out of the zone
Dartmouth-Kingswear Floating Bridge£4.70One way
Durham Peninsula Charge Zone£2.0010:00 - 16:00, Mon - Sat except Bank Holidays
M6£5.50At main toll plaza Mon - Fri, day charge
ScotlandAll tolls abolished in 2008 via 'The Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Act'
WalesCleddau Bridge£0.75One way
Newport Bridge£0.50One way
Penrhyndeudraeth Bridge£0.40One way
Total revenue from tolls£56.27 MillionFor 2015

 

3.5.2

Road vs. Rail: Cost of Pedestrian Transit
Year: 2012-2013

Transit mode
Passengers
(millions)
Typical journey fare adult single
Total revenue
(£million)
Passenger miles travelled
(millions)
Total revenue / passenger mile
Rail & UndergroundNational Rail1,503▪ £5.60 (peak) Victoria - Croydon ▪ £25.10 (peak) Victoria - Brighton£7,70735,278£0.20
London Underground1,229£2.80 peak zones 1 - 2£2,9586,275£0.47
Glasgow Subway12.6£1.40 central£14.525£0.58
Light rail & tramFirst Gen Trams only Blackpool4£2.00 central£1.72.1£0.81
Light rail & modern trams All219£2.31 average£233.6822.6£0.28
Public busesLocal buses5,130£1.43 GB average£6,30217,600£0.36

Source: DFT 2013, TFL 2013

Total subsidies and grants for National Rail are 7.5 pence per passenger mile, while subsidies for buses came to 9.2 pence per journey in the 2011 / 2012 fiscal year. Buses account for 30% of all passenger miles travelled.

7.5 GB Revenue from Bus Passengers 2015

GB Revenue from Bus Passengers
Year: 2014-2015
(£millions / passenger journeys, millions)

Region / Country
Bus revenue (£millions)
Number of bus passenger journeys (millions)
London20872364
English metropolitan areas1305998
English non-metropolitan areas22101286
England56024647
Scotland655414
Wales189101
Great Britain64465162

Source: DfT 2015

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