Huge queues on M25 as mobile crane breaks down at Dartford tolls

Huge queues on M25 as mobile crane breaks down at Dartford tolls

Huge queues on M25 as mobile crane breaks down at Dartford tolls

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MOTORISTS in Essex faced severe delays heading in to Kent this morning on the M25 after a mobile crane broke down at the Dartford tolls.

The vehicle forced the closure of two toll booths on the Essex side and queues formed all the way back to junction 29, the Southend turn-off.

 

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8:10am Wed 8 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Doesn't take much to snarl it all up, glad I work in the city, oh well
Doesn't take much to snarl it all up, glad I work in the city, oh well Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

8:19am Wed 8 Jan 14

Bernard 87 says...

This is why a new crossing is needed further east, miles away from the present crossing.
A Canvey - M2 link is needed to get traffic off the M25 altogether and utilising the A130 and the M2 as alternative routes from Essex to Kent, especially Dover.
This is why a new crossing is needed further east, miles away from the present crossing. A Canvey - M2 link is needed to get traffic off the M25 altogether and utilising the A130 and the M2 as alternative routes from Essex to Kent, especially Dover. Bernard 87
  • Score: 9

8:22am Wed 8 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Bernard 87 wrote:
This is why a new crossing is needed further east, miles away from the present crossing.
A Canvey - M2 link is needed to get traffic off the M25 altogether and utilising the A130 and the M2 as alternative routes from Essex to Kent, especially Dover.
All that'll do is move a problem to two places, when a mishap occurs.
[quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: This is why a new crossing is needed further east, miles away from the present crossing. A Canvey - M2 link is needed to get traffic off the M25 altogether and utilising the A130 and the M2 as alternative routes from Essex to Kent, especially Dover.[/p][/quote]All that'll do is move a problem to two places, when a mishap occurs. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -9

8:27am Wed 8 Jan 14

Broadwaywatch says...

This is why the promise should have been kept that there would be no charge to cross when the crossing had been paid for....not sold to, so I understand, a French company and the tolls remain. Open the toll booths and let the traffic flow. It must cost millions a year to the our country in lost working hours due to the inflexibility of those who own the crossing.
This is why the promise should have been kept that there would be no charge to cross when the crossing had been paid for....not sold to, so I understand, a French company and the tolls remain. Open the toll booths and let the traffic flow. It must cost millions a year to the our country in lost working hours due to the inflexibility of those who own the crossing. Broadwaywatch
  • Score: 12

10:23am Wed 8 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Broadwaywatch wrote:
This is why the promise should have been kept that there would be no charge to cross when the crossing had been paid for....not sold to, so I understand, a French company and the tolls remain. Open the toll booths and let the traffic flow. It must cost millions a year to the our country in lost working hours due to the inflexibility of those who own the crossing.
No too much money would be lost, one of the hazards of using the roads, and casing all that pollution, is the simple fact, DELAYS HAPPEN.
[quote][p][bold]Broadwaywatch[/bold] wrote: This is why the promise should have been kept that there would be no charge to cross when the crossing had been paid for....not sold to, so I understand, a French company and the tolls remain. Open the toll booths and let the traffic flow. It must cost millions a year to the our country in lost working hours due to the inflexibility of those who own the crossing.[/p][/quote]No too much money would be lost, one of the hazards of using the roads, and casing all that pollution, is the simple fact, DELAYS HAPPEN. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -7

12:55pm Wed 8 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

Broadwaywatch wrote:
This is why the promise should have been kept that there would be no charge to cross when the crossing had been paid for....not sold to, so I understand, a French company and the tolls remain. Open the toll booths and let the traffic flow. It must cost millions a year to the our country in lost working hours due to the inflexibility of those who own the crossing.
why would anyone expect them to be flexible when they're making a fortune.......... it's called being fleeced, simple as that
[quote][p][bold]Broadwaywatch[/bold] wrote: This is why the promise should have been kept that there would be no charge to cross when the crossing had been paid for....not sold to, so I understand, a French company and the tolls remain. Open the toll booths and let the traffic flow. It must cost millions a year to the our country in lost working hours due to the inflexibility of those who own the crossing.[/p][/quote]why would anyone expect them to be flexible when they're making a fortune.......... it's called being fleeced, simple as that pembury53
  • Score: 6

3:42pm Wed 8 Jan 14

c2clover says...

I've heard that the tolls are being removed and a system similar to the London C-Charge is being brought in. We'll still pay, but at least it may ease the traffic
I've heard that the tolls are being removed and a system similar to the London C-Charge is being brought in. We'll still pay, but at least it may ease the traffic c2clover
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Pougeman says...

Didnt know the Essex side had toll booths...thought they were all on the Kent side..well they were the last time i used the crossing.
Didnt know the Essex side had toll booths...thought they were all on the Kent side..well they were the last time i used the crossing. Pougeman
  • Score: -2

5:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

It would actually be news to report when there wasn't delays at the tolls rather than when there is..
It would actually be news to report when there wasn't delays at the tolls rather than when there is.. LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: 3

7:04am Thu 9 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

c2clover wrote:
I've heard that the tolls are being removed and a system similar to the London C-Charge is being brought in. We'll still pay, but at least it may ease the traffic
That will never happen, why? for the simple reason 1800 users a day only go over once, in any one period, the booths will stay, for more than just the obvious reasons of collecting the cash, they are a method of restricting traffic flow, act as a trap, should the need arise and are used to monitor all vehicles by dvla, Police Border agency etc.
[quote][p][bold]c2clover[/bold] wrote: I've heard that the tolls are being removed and a system similar to the London C-Charge is being brought in. We'll still pay, but at least it may ease the traffic[/p][/quote]That will never happen, why? for the simple reason 1800 users a day only go over once, in any one period, the booths will stay, for more than just the obvious reasons of collecting the cash, they are a method of restricting traffic flow, act as a trap, should the need arise and are used to monitor all vehicles by dvla, Police Border agency etc. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

7:27am Thu 9 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
c2clover wrote:
I've heard that the tolls are being removed and a system similar to the London C-Charge is being brought in. We'll still pay, but at least it may ease the traffic
That will never happen, why? for the simple reason 1800 users a day only go over once, in any one period, the booths will stay, for more than just the obvious reasons of collecting the cash, they are a method of restricting traffic flow, act as a trap, should the need arise and are used to monitor all vehicles by dvla, Police Border agency etc.
I think they should increase the toll charges, good way of reducing the traffic, whilst still cleaning up, with the cash flow
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]c2clover[/bold] wrote: I've heard that the tolls are being removed and a system similar to the London C-Charge is being brought in. We'll still pay, but at least it may ease the traffic[/p][/quote]That will never happen, why? for the simple reason 1800 users a day only go over once, in any one period, the booths will stay, for more than just the obvious reasons of collecting the cash, they are a method of restricting traffic flow, act as a trap, should the need arise and are used to monitor all vehicles by dvla, Police Border agency etc.[/p][/quote]I think they should increase the toll charges, good way of reducing the traffic, whilst still cleaning up, with the cash flow Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

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