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Clifton Suspension Bridge (B3129 Bristol)

This concession is only available for people with a BS postcode and who are also in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of DLA or the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP. You will have to apply using the application form and supply the relevant evidence. You will be issued with a concessionary card for unlimited crossings in 12 months. There is a fee of £10.

For more information and the application form visit http://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/commute/disabled-concession  or call 0117 973 8008.

 

Humber Bridge (near Hull)

You are able to get the concession for the bridge if your vehicle is VED exempt. You will need to register using the application form and supply photocopies of your V5C or a copy of your Motability agreement. They may also ask for a copy of your exemption certificate. You will be issued with vouchers to use when you cross. These tickets can only be used if the disabled person is present and using the VED exempt vehicle that’s registration is on the vouchers.

A registered person can now use the open road toll lanes without stopping as they will check the number plate with their records. If you use a toll booth you will still need to present a tickets.

If you would like more information visit http://www.humberbridge.co.uk/toll_information/toll_concessions.php  or call 01482 647161

 

M6 Motorway (Birmingham Toll)

You are able to get an exemption for using the M6 toll if you are a Blue Badge holder and you are in receipt of one of the following.

  • Higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
  • Enhanced rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • War Pensioners Mobility Supplement.

To receive the concession you will need to apply to Midland Expressway Limited to receive the M6 Mobility Exemption Pass as this will need to be shown. Nothing else will be accepted for the exemption.

For the exemption and for further information visit http://www.m6toll.co.uk/pricing/exemptions/ or call 0330 660 0790.

 

Itchen Bridge (A3025 Woolston-Southampton)

You are able to apply for a Smartcities card which allows you to travel across the bridge. You will need to apply using the application form and selecting the option you would like the concessions for. You will need to provide evidence you are receiving:

  • Higher rate mobility component of DLA
  • PIP for receiving 8 points or more in the moving around section.
  • Armed Forces Mobility supplement
  • Photocopy of both sides of your Blue Badge

 You can find the application form http://www.southampton.gov.uk/roads-parking/roads/itchen-bridge/  and for any other enquiries call 023 8083 3008.

 

Dartford - Thurrock River Crossing (River Thames - A282/M25 Junction 1a)

You are able to use the crossing free of charge if the vehicle you are travelling in is Vehicle Exercise Duty (VED) exempt in the disabled tax class. This does not include the 50% reduction as the car will still be in the private tax class. This is picked up using the cameras and you do not need to register.

You will not be exempt if:

  • You have a Blue Badge but no VED exemption.
  • You are travelling in a vehicle that is not exempt even if you have a disability.

For more information you can visit https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge/charges-fines or call 0300 300 0120.

 

Tyne Tunnel (near Newcastle)

It is possible to get an exemption for using the Tyne Tunnel. To claim this exemption you have to apply for the TT2 exemption permit. You can be eligible for this if:

  • Receive the higher rate mobility component of DLA
  • Receive the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP
  • Your vehicle is tax exempt in the disabled taxation class
  • You have a valid Blue Badge

You can apply using the application form downloadable from the website.

www.tt2.co.uk/tyne-tunnel-tolls/toll-exemption-permits.html . You can also telephone them on 0191 262 4451.

TT2 limited expect permit holders to keep them up to date of any changes in eligibility.

 

Tamar Bridge (A38 Plymouth-Liskeard) and Torpoint Ferry (A374 Plymouth-Torpoint)

To be eligible for the concession you must receive:

  • Higher level mobility component DLA
  • Enhanced rate mobility component PIP
  • War pensioners mobility supplement
  • Be registered blind
  • Car tax exemption in the disabled taxation class

To get the concession for travelling on either of these you have to apply for a Mobility Concession Smartcard/Mobility pass. To apply you have to fill in an application form and send it in the post with the corresponding evidence. You are able to get the form from the website at www.tamarcrossings.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=49626. If you are not able to do this you can get a form from the Torpoint ferry office.  You will need to supply a stamped address envelope with correct postage, passport sized photo and the £5 administration fee.

 

Cleddau Bridge (A477 Pembroke Dock)

It is possible to be eligible for their crossing concession provided you are in receipt of one or more of the following:

  • Higher rate mobility component of DLA
  • Enhanced rate mobility component of PIP
  • War pensions Mobility supplement
  • Registered blind or severely sight impaired

To apply you will need to fill out and send in their application form found on their website www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/cleddau-bridge/cleddau-bridge-travel-concessions which will need to be accompanied by the corresponding evidence to the criteria you qualify under. If you have any issues with this form you can call their help number 01646 683517.

When you have applied you will receive 50 tickets to use when travelling. To use them the person who is eligible has to be in the vehicle. One of the tickets will have a reapplication attached to it and to receive more you need to return this to the office stamped addressed envelope.

 

Mersey Tunnel (Liverpool-Wirral)

You can be eligible for the concessionary travel scheme if you have the Blue Badge and/or:

  • Receive the higher rate mobility component of DLA
  • Receive the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP
  • You are over 65 and receive the higher rate of Attendance Allowance
  • Receive the mobility supplement of a war pension.

You can apply using their form which can be found online at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/tunnels/Pages/Concessions.aspx or you can call 0151 330 1004 and they will sent you a form. Once returned they will send your Fast Tag out to you by post.

You will be issued with a number of free trips a year depending on where you live.

  • In the local authority boundaries of Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley or St Helens you will receive 200
  • Outside of these you’ll receive 40

 

Whitchurch Bridge (B471 Pangbourne-Whitchurch)

The company allows free crossings for customers if they receive:

  • Higher rate mobility component of DLA
  • Enhanced rate mobility component of PIP
  • War pensioner’s mobility supplement
  • Their vehicle is registered in the disabled taxation class

You will need to pre-register with them using the registration form found on their website whitchurchbridge.com/DisabledBridgeCard2.pdf or if you are not able to access this you can pick up a form from the toll collectors. You will need to send this back with the appropriate evidence requested on the form along with a cheque for £10 as a returnable deposit for the bridge card.

On their website it says “The Company reserves the right to restrict this concession to disabled persons with a local address who need to use the Bridge on a regular basis.  A disabled person's "free" Bridge Card may only be used when the nominated disabled person is in the vehicle”.