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« on: February 14, 2020, 07:18:41 am »

not sure if in the right section,please relocate if deemed fit.

WECA considering re-introducing tolls on the severn Bridge/s
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 07:24:36 am »

Any chance of a source infoman?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:45:48 am »

A brief mention of this on the Points West regional news bulletin at 07:30 this morning
Don't know if WECA actually are in a position to do anything like this.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 07:46:34 am »

not sure if in the right section,please relocate if deemed fit.

WECA considering re-introducing tolls on the severn Bridge/s

Any chance of a source infoman?

Note sure if this is direct to source, but certainly more background:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/scrapped-severn-bridge-tolls-could-3843114
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 09:22:12 am »

No sure it was tolls, but congestion charging.

Who'd have though that removing expensive bridge tolls and not investing in park and ride services (train or bus) would simple move the problem to an area that could not cope. (Bristol North Fridge)
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 09:52:28 am »

No sure it was tolls, but congestion charging.

Who'd have though that removing expensive bridge tolls and not investing in park and ride services (train or bus) would simple move the problem to an area that could not cope. (Bristol North Fridge)
And Newport (M4), which already couldn't cope and has had it's relief cancelled.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 02:08:46 pm »

I relatively frequently work in S-Wales and it definitely appears the traffic is much worse coming from Wales to England in the morning and vice versa in the evening. Probably linked to the removal of tolls, but also much lower house prices in Wales.

I've heard anecdotally that train commuters from S-Wales to the Avon area vastly outnumber those going the other way, which will tie in with the suggestion that it is as much symptomatic of house price costs as anything else.

Aside from improving public transport services, including potentially park and ride, I am not sure what else can be done. The suggestion of congestion charging seems ridiculous to me without a corresponding improvement in public transport because the existing services are often already at capacity. 
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