Transport – collection

Dart Charge

Find out about the new Dart Charge scheme.

We’re making improvements to the Dartford Crossing to reduce congestion and ease traffic flow. The Dart Charge scheme includes new payment arrangements, which were introduced on 30 November 2014.

Works are also taking place to change the road layout and operation of the Dartford crossing.

Find out more about the roadworks.

You can follow the launch of Dart Charge on twitter and facebook.

Video

A short animation to explain the changes taking place at the Dartford Crossing.

A short animation: Improvements to Dartford Crossing

Forms and documents

  1. Pay the Dartford Crossing charge (Dart Charge) by post

    • 16 December 2014
    • Form
  2. Set up or cancel a Dart Charge account by post

    • 16 December 2014
    • Form
  3. Dart Charge Penalty Charge Notice

    • 30 November 2014
    • Statutory guidance
  4. Dart Charge Charge Certificate

    • 30 November 2014
    • Statutory guidance

About Dart Charge

  1. Dartford Crossing layout changes: information for drivers of goods vehicles

    • 26 February 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Dart Charge: Dartford Crossing remote payment

    • 16 December 2014
    • News story
  3. Dart Charge leaflet

    • 18 March 2015
    • Promotional material
  4. Dartford Crossing improvements: goods vehicle guidance

    • 1 December 2014
    • Guidance
  5. Dart Charge: table of charges

    • 1 December 2014
    • Guidance
  6. Dartford Crossing vehicle classes

    • 19 September 2014
    • Guidance

Press releases

  1. Dart Charge payments reach 90%

    • 26 February 2015
    • Press release
  2. Details of new Dartford Crossing safety system unveiled

    • 19 January 2015
    • Press release
  3. Dart Charge: drivers encouraged to pay as vehicles registered reaches one million

    • 30 December 2014
    • Press release
  4. Better journeys begin at Dartford Crossing

    • 1 December 2014
    • Press release
  5. New ways to pay as Dart Charge nears launch

    • 28 November 2014
    • Press release
  6. Final countdown to better journeys at Dartford

    • 24 November 2014
    • Press release
  7. New signage at the Dartford Crossing unveiled

    • 21 November 2014
    • Press release
  8. Thousands on course for Dart Charge savings

    • 17 November 2014
    • Press release
  9. Timetable set out for Dartford Crossing toll booth removal

    • 13 November 2014
    • Press release
  10. Dart Charge campaign moves to the next phase

    • 7 November 2014
    • Press release
  11. Dart Charge to launch on 30 November

    • 5 November 2014
    • Press release
  12. Introducing Dart Charge from late November

    • 19 September 2014
    • Press release
  13. Football clubs supporting Highways Agency to get fans match fit for Dart Charge

    • 7 August 2014
    • Press release
  14. Dart Charge team come to Bluewater

    • 25 July 2014
    • Press release
  15. Payzone outlets to accept Dart Charge payments

    • 18 July 2014
    • Press release
  16. Over 300 jobs created in Yorkshire and Birmingham

    • 4 July 2014
    • Press release
  17. New video shows Dart Charge progress

    • 19 June 2014
    • Press release
  18. Dart Charge gantries being installed at Dartford Crossing

    • 16 May 2014
    • Press release
  19. Dartford Crossing improvements move a step closer

    • 3 April 2014
    • Press release

Background

Background information about the implementation of Dart Charge. You can also refer to the relevant legislation:

  1. Dartford-Thurrock river crossing charges consultation

    • 30 June 2011
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Impact assessment opinion: 'Free-Flow' road user charging at the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing

    • 11 December 2013
    • Research and analysis
  3. Dartford-Thurrock river crossing: traffic flow

    • 1 January 2012
    • Corporate report