Thursday, 8 May 2003

First toll motorway in Britain to open January 2004

TransportBlog links to a Daily Telegraph article on the “Midland Expressway,” also known as the “Birmingham Northern Relief Route,” a 27-mile (43 km) toll bypass of the M6 motorway in Birmingham. The initial car toll will be £2 (approximately $3.20/€2.80) one-way. While Britain does have a few toll bridges and tunnels, this will be the first toll highway in modern British history. More details on the project are at the project website, including a zoomable map of the route.

Commenters at TransportBlog also pass along this Guardian link.