Britain’s first toll motorway opened

Tuesday 9th December 2003

Britain’s first toll motorway opened. The 27-mile stretch of road bypassing junctions 4 to 11 of the M6 Motorway in the West Midlands had cost £900 million to build. At peak times drivers of cars paid a toll of £2, vans were charged at £5 and HGVs had to pay £10. Rates were reduced at night.

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