Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Blackwall Tolls comes ever closer?

The Mayor Ken Livingstone may have said that there would be no toll on the Blackwall Tunnel, and Greenwich Council may have denied that there are any firm plans for congestion charging in Greenwich, but if rumours are true, there may in fact be ample evidence to suggest otherwise.

According to rumours we've heard, the Blackwall Tunnel refurbishments have included a vast amount of electronic and electrical installations which are the pre-cursors necessary for managing a congestion zone through the tunnel.

They could just be preparing on the off chance that everyone agrees to it. Or maybe, as with many decisions in Greenwich - and we have to admit London as a whole - the decision has been taken already?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are now tall gantries on the A2 near Falconwood on both sides, these are right-angle gantries that are currently empty. They are in addition to the yellow fixed speed-cameras. I don't see any of this being published...

8:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have spent a while on the phone this morning checking this out as I have also noticed the cameras.

They are TFL cameras and will become operational in Feb 08. They are to monitor High Emission Vehicles and will be ANPR.

See [url=http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/roadsandpublicspaces/5669.aspx][/url]

The TFL Low Emissions phone no. is 0845 607 009.

Hope that clears a few things up.

n.b. I have no doubt that they will eventually be used for "normal" congestion charging in the not too distant future.

9:44 am  

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