NEW reduced tolls for the Humber Bridge have been formally adopted and will begin from next month.
The Humber Bridge Board and councils representing North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Hull and East Riding have accepted the Government’s offer to write down £150m of the bridge’s debt.
A single crossing for motor cycles with or without a sidecar will be free, previously this cost £1.30, and payments for lightweight trailers and caravans have also been removed.
Cars, class two vehicles and motor caravans with a maximum weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes will see tolls halve from £3 to £1.50.
Class three vehicles, including goods vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes as well as small buses seating nine to 16 passengers, will see charges reduce from £5.40 to £4.
Tolls for class four vehicles - large buses for 17 or more passengers and goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes with two axles - fall from £12.10 to £4.
A payment of £12 will apply for class five vehicles over 7.5 tonnes with three axles, a reduction from the current £16.20.
And class six vehicles over 7.5 tonnes with four or more axles will cost £12 instead of the current £20.30.
All new charges will come into force on Sunday, April 1.