Funny how the decision came about to stick a motorway toll road anywhere north of Watford Gap well away from those in the south. A legal challenge was made by the "Alliance against BNRR" which was cleared in 1998.MEL contracted out the construction of the road to a consortium of major contractors Site clearance started in 2000, construction work began in mid-2002 and the road opened in December 2003.In August 2003 freight operators indicated that they planned to keep their vehicles on the heavily congested M6 through Birmingham rather than send them on the new motorway due to high fees. "It's a nonsense to suggest that the M6 Toll benefits no‐one," he said. + Highways England. The firm that runs the toll motorway said it was "nonsense" to suggest the road has not been of benefit Ongoing restrictions are also in place on the Cheshire leg.The two stretches, which are affected in both directions, are:When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. I live just 60 miles north of it and used it just once. "I think we would use it more if it were free," he said. Coleshill Interchange (East) Type. When the recession really ends then we will get a clearer picture of how much it is needed. Then you will take M6 to M6 TOLL to The NORTH WEST. The M6 Toll is a toll road which was opened in 2003. Ed Neely, of Birmingham hauliers Neely Transport Ltd, said the firm never used the road because it did not want to pay the fee. These projects are expected to take years and often result in stretches of the motorway being shut overnight. "I look at the M6 Toll as being a long-term thing. Leasing of one tag currently costs £1.00/month. "It's a useful road," he said. As well as incurring toll charges, the new routes were longer than the original routes leading to accusations that this was just a ploy to increase traffic on the M6 Toll.Environmental campaigners opposed the road, from its inception. Lorries to access M6 toll road for free throughout July M6 Toll protesters call for charges to be cut or scrapped M6 toll operator Midland Expressway makes £41m loss Road pricing: More new roads could be funded by tolls If it is not paid within two days a £10 administration charge is added, plus further costs will be added if the toll is still unpaid after 14 days. "With the economic climate as it is, a lot of people aren't using their cars. 21 January 2010 at 11:31PM.
"The Campaign for Better Transport report has conveniently ignored the fact that up to 50,000 customers choose to use the M6 Toll each work day - this is traffic that would otherwise be adding to the existing congestion on the M6 motorway.
Was the M6 Toll designed to relieve congestion on the existing M6 or provide a congestion free route through the West Midlands? I use the M6 / M5 daily and between Junction 12 (Cannock) and Junction 8 (M5) can take anything from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the traffic. 541 posts. Forum Member 21/01/11 - 17:43 #21. The M6 is the longest motorway in the United Kingdom.It is also one of the busiest motorways in the country. + The M6toll connects the M6 at Junction 3a to Junction 11a of the M6, covering a total distance of 27 miles – or 43 kilometres. Like modern toll roads in continental Europe, the M6 Toll still uses The construction of the motorway threatened the restoration of the The towns, cities and roads listed are those given on road signs on the motorway as the junction is approached. I guess it could be the M40 continuing round in a clockwise manor and finishing up where it currently joins the M40? The M6 Toll, referred to on signs as the Midland Expressway (originally named the Birmingham Northern Relief Road or BNRR), and stylised as M6toll, connects M6 Junction 3a at the Coleshill Interchange to M6 Junction 11A at Wolverhampton with 27 miles (43 km) of six-lane motorway. Vehicles using only this five-mile section are not charged a toll. This article is about the British motorway. 'Never use it' M6 Toll has much less traffic, services are clean and I find it generally quicker than sticking to the M6. Fork. Authority. Is it a complete failure?The M6 Toll - a 27-mile route between Cannock and Coleshill - has been controversial since it opened in 2003.It has produced "no net benefit for drivers whilst causing huge and irreversible environmental damage," according to the Campaign for Better Transport.Hailed as a relief road that would carry 75,000 vehicles per day and free up space on the clogged-up M6, it averaged just 36,000 vehicles per day last year.
"He said the route had been affected by the "prolonged economic downturn" but said customer satisfaction surveys showed the road was a reliable alternative to the M6.He added: "Since opening the M6 Toll over 150 million transactions have taken place, with customers choosing to use our service to bypass Birmingham because they value their time and they know that our charges represent value for money. "The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sitesHolidaymakers had just hours to return to the UK to avoid the 14-day self-isolation requirement. If you can take your time then it's not worth it. Antony Parker, who uses the road once a month, said he would like to see a more flexible pricing strategy Now where would that start and finish, as that would determine what number it starts with? Apparently it's running at a loss and given the pricing i'm not surprised. "Figures from Midland Expressway Limited showed it was used an average of 36,000 times a day in 2011 and 2012 and 43,000 times a day so far in 2013.Chief executive Tom Fanning said despite the lower vehicle numbers it had been a success. Here they are, listed from North to South. The M6 Toll road is great for me as it empty of traffic and I can claim the toll fee back as a business expense.
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