Press release

Dart Charge team come to Bluewater

A new information stand about Dart Charge opens today (Friday 25 July) at Bluewater, the major shopping centre in Kent.

Dart Cjarge Information Stand
Dart Charge Info Stand with Dave Lakin (L) and Tim Hollands (R)

The stand, which will be in place until next March, will give people useful information about plans to speed up traffic and boost the economy by removing the booths at the Dartford Crossing, and details on what drivers need to know to be ready for the changes.

David Lakin, stakeholder manager for Dart Charge said:

Many people who visit Bluewater will also use the Dartford Crossing, and I’m delighted that we can be here to inform them about the benefits that Dart Charge will bring and what drivers can do to make sure they’re ready for it.

The team at Bluewater have been absolutely fantastic – as well as our stand, the Concierge team at Bluewater will be able to point people in the right direction when they have questions about Dart Charge.

Commenting on the Dart Charge consultation being undertaken in Bluewater’s Safety Shop, Tim Hollands, Bluewater’s Assistant General Manager, said:

Facilitating a faster crossing of The Thames will assist a large number of guests and staff on their journeys to and from Bluewater. It will also help Bluewater’s retailers and restaurants in delivering stock and supplies more easily. We therefore welcomed the opportunity to host Dart Charge’s stand in the Bluewater Safety Shop, which has proved a highly successful focal point for the community.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 25 July 2014