From Monday 18th May 2020, the Congestion Charge for central London has been reintroduced and from the 22nd June 2020 there will be a price rise.
Transport for London (TfL) required emergency funding to keep vital tube and bus services from being withdrawn and the reintroduction of the Congestion Charge is to help fund this bailout.
The Congestion Charge has also been temporarilty extended to between 7am and 10pm and will now be applicable 7 days per week. All of the new measures will be closely monitored and reviewed later on in the year.
Price Increase for the Congestion Charge
Along with the extended hours, from the 22nd June 2020 the congestion charge will increase from £11.50 to £15.00, this is to encourage the low emissions and the recent air quality which has improved dramatically since the Covid-19 lockdown.
This includes the Congestion Charge Auto-pay system which will effect fleet users and their vehicles who enter the zone in Central London, it will also have an impact on black cabs and Uber drivers.
Other important changes in London
There will be a number of other changes in the London area which include:
- Children will no longer ba able to travel for free across the TfL network.
- More cycle and walking streets/lanes will appear in London
- Low emission zones and ultra low emission zones will also be reintroduced
- Reimbursement scheme for NHS workers
- You will no longer be able to pay for a fare on a bus to protect drivers
Cocoon Vehicles and the Congestion Charge
Along with the price increase, the new rate for the London Congestion Charge of £15.00 will be charged to the customer where applicable to all of our end users who enter the zone and are registered on our auto-pay system.
It remamins the responsibility of all of our customers to make sure. valid congestion charge is in place when entering the zone in Central London.
If you require any further information on this, please contact the team on 01332 290173 or complete the form below.