HC Deb 06 December 1962 vol 668 cc224-5W
57. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Transport if he will state the number and types of vehicles it was estimated would use the Tamar Bridge when calculating the various toll charges to be levied, and the number and types of vehicles actually using the bridge for each month since it was opened to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Marples

I give below the estimate of traffic likely to use the Tamar Bridge and the Torpoint Ferry poduced by the Tamar Bridge Joint Committee at the time of the Public Inquiry into the toll charges.

I have no information about traffic using the bridge since it was opened.

The following is the information:

Estimate of Average Daily No. of Vehicles that will use Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry
Class of Traffic as Described in Tolls Order First Year Fifth Year Tenth Year
Class 1. Pedal Cycles etc. 200 200 200
Class 2. Motor Cycles, etc. 640 800 1,100
Class 3. Motor Cars, Light Goods, etc. 3,040 4,000 5,600
Class 4. Goods Vehicles (exceeding 2 but not 7 tons unladen) 750 870 1,050
Class 5. Heavy Goods 70 80 100
Total Motor Vehicles (Classes 2–5) 4,500 5,750 7,850

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