3rd January 2018 - Update on Transfer of the Severn Crossings to Public Ownership
On 8 January 2018, at 00.01 hours Severn River Crossings will hand over all the operations and management of the Severn Bridges to Highways England. This website will continue to operate under the control of Highways England after 8 January 2018.
Questions and answers for customers
1. Why has the ownership of the bridges changed?
SRC was set up to design, finance and build the second road bridge over the Severn. Once the cost of building, finance and operations have been repaid, they return to Government ownership. This has now been completed.
2. What happens if I have pre-paid for crossing or have a Tag and use the bridge after 8 January?
TAG account holders who pay by Direct Debit – Season and Shared TAG
Direct debit payments will be adjusted from 8 January 2018 onwards, and Highways England will provide a rebate to your account if required.
You don’t have to take any action, Highways England and Severn River. Crossings will arrange the transfer of your current Direct Debits on your behalf at the end of concession.
You should refer to Highways England for any changes in “terms and conditions”.
TAG Account holders who pay by top-up - Trip TAG
· If you are paying directly to Severn River Crossings through your online banking, you will need to ensure you update the bank details to Highways England’s account from 08 January 2018. Account holders will continue to be able to pay through the website and phone.
You will continue to be able to top-up your account through the payment portal on the website and the phone payments system as normal.
You should refer to Highways England for any changes in “terms and conditions”.
3. What happens if I have a query?
The customer services operations will continue to operate and you should contact them if you have any additional queries. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please visit www.severnbridge.co.uk or contact the TAG helpline on 01454 633 522.
4. Will there be any changes to Toll Charges
· UK Government has announced that Toll Charges will no longer be subject to VAT thus reducing charges for customers who are unable to reclaim VAT. The new charges are shown below:
Current daily toll charges
Daily charges after January 8th 2018
(Cars and other vehicles up to 9 seats)
(Goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, small buses)
(Goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, large buses)
- Category 1: £5.60, with the Season/Shared TAG at £98.56 (20% discount based on 22 trips per month).
- Category: 2 £11.20, with the Season/Shared TAG at £197.12 (20% discount based on 22 trips per month).
- Category 3: £16.70, with the Season/Shared TAG at £330.66 (10% discount based on 22 trips per month).
20th December 2017 - Office Opening Hours over the Festive Period
For details please click HERE
23rd October 2017 - Assignment of Tag Accounts to Highways England
As you may be aware, the maintenance and operation of the Severn Crossings are being taken over by Highways England on behalf on the Secretary of State for Transport from 00:01am on 8th January 2018 (the “Transfer Date”). At that point Severn River Crossing Plc will cease to have anything to do with the operation of the M4 and M48 toll plazas, which will then be managed by Highways England. As a result, Severn River Crossing Plc will be assigning all live TAG Accounts over to Highways England at this date under the provisions of clauses 6.4, 10 and 11 of the Season Tag Agreement, the Shared Tag Agreement and the Trip Tag Agreement respectively. The assignment is to allow your account to change over smoothly with no interruption of service. However, if for any reason, you wish to object to the assignment of your account to Highways England please contact us so we can arrange to close your account ahead of the Transfer Date and refund your balance.
Highways England will be in contact with all live TAG Account Holders to amend and update the direct debits and provide any other information about your accounts for continuing the service after the Transfer Date. In order for HE to be in contact with customers in a timely manner we will be providing copies of account holder names and addresses (including email addresses) prior to the transfer. We will only provide other account details such as account details at the point of assignment. Please contact us before 24th November 2017 if you object to your name and address being provided in this way, so we can arrange to close your account ahead of the Transfer Date and refund your balance.”
If you have any questions regarding the above please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01454 635056.
15th September 2017 - Announcement by the Department for Transport on toll prices for 2018
To read this announcement please click HERE
3rd May 2017 - Update to TAG Terms and Conditions
Please be advised the TAG terms and conditions are changing from 1st June 2017. Please see below for links to the new terms and conditions which will come into effect at this time.
We recommend reviewing the documents fully to ensure the product still meets with your requirements.
For Season TAG Terms and Conditons effective 1st June 2017 please click HERE
For Trip TAG Terms and Conditons effective 1st June 2017 please click HERE
For Shared TAG Terms and Conditons effective 1st June 2017 please click HERE
5th July 2016 - Contactless Payment
WANT TO IMPROVE JOURNEY TIMES AND EFFICIENCY?
We now accept payment using contactless credit/debit cards* at all staffed and automated lanes, excluding dedicated SevernTAG lanes.
What are the benefits?
Using contactless payment is quicker than paying toll operators or using your card’s chip. What’s more, a contactless transaction also means you generally spend less time waiting to pay, which makes your journey more efficient. Contactless is also more convenient than paying by cash, as it eliminates the need to search for change.
How do I pay using contactless?
Each lane features contactless terminals in two locations, so whether you’re driving a car, commercial vehicle or HGV, you can easily make a payment using your contactless credit/debit card using the terminal nearest to you.
If your credit/debit card has a contactless symbol, simply place it in front of the terminal and wait for the transaction to be authorised.
So the next time you’re crossing, look for the contactless logo and terminals and get yourself back on the road in no time.
Looking for more?
If you’re a regular commuter and are looking for truly hassle-free and cost-effective trips across the bridges, why not apply for a SevernTAG?
Click HERE for further information.
23rd June 2016 - Change to Non Payment of Toll Charges
With effect from today, our Non Payment of Tolls charging structure is changing. If you are given a Non Payment of Tolls Invoice, we ask you to pay this within 24 hours, if the invoice is not paid within 24 hours an additional administration charge will be added.
The administration charge is £80 and must be paid within 7 days. It's reduced to £40 if you pay within 3 days and increased to £105 if you don't pay. The original Toll Charge and £5 administration charge is also payable.
This change has been made to align our charging structure with other similar service providers and offers a discount period for early payers.
8th June 2016 - Toll Lane Signage
Severn River Crossing is rolling out new signage starting with the signs above each lane at the plazas. See HERE for details. Over the next few months all the signage is being refreshed to make it more readable and intuitive for customers. We’d appreciate your feedback – please contact Customer Services with any comments.
19th May 2016 - Shared TAG
SRC, in association with Highways England, are pleased to announce a 'Green' initiative with the introducing of a Class 1 Shared TAG Account for Car users. For those wanting to reduce the burden on our environment by Car Sharing, you can now apply online ONLY for a 'Shared' TAG Account.
During the application process you register a 'Car Pool' of between 2 and 5 cars. Only ONE of the registered cars from the pool may use their Tag in a 24 hour period, however during that 24 hours, they may use is as many times as they wish. Payment for a Shared Tag is taken by Direct Debit on a monthly basis.
To apply online please click HERE
17th May 2016 - Online TAG Applications
You can now apply online for a TAG Account which is the most efficient and quickest method to obtain a TAG.
Please click HERE to start the process.
20th January 2016 - DEBIT/CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR TRIP TAG CUSTOMERS
From 20th January 2016 Trip TAG Customers can now Top-up their accounts on-line using a Debit or Credit Card - see HERE
** PLEASE NOTE - IT MAY TAKE UP TO ONE WORKING DAY FOR FUNDS TO APPEAR ON YOUR ACCOUNT BALANCE **