What is the T-Charge?
T-Charge is a new daily fee for motorists that is taking effect in London as of today (23.10.17) and will operate between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. The only exclusions to this, are on Bank Holidays, and from Christmas Day until New Year’s Day.
The £10 fee will be placed on top of the existing £11.50 Congestion Charge and is based on the emissions of vehicles. The idea is that it will help to cut London’s toxic air pollution levels – which currently exceed the World Health Organisation’s limit for harmful PM2.5 particles.
Who is affected?
The T-Charge will mainly apply to petrol and diesel vehicles that are registered before 2006, which do not comply with the Euro 4/IV emissions standards – you can use TFL’s T-charge checker to see whether you will need to pay.
The charge is applicable for most vehicles which don’t meet the requirements, however, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, taxis and mini-cabs registered with TfL, and recovery vehicles are exempt.
When and where does it take place?
The T-Charge comes into place from 23rd October 2017 and the zone will operate between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. The only exclusions to this, are on Bank Holidays, and from Christmas Day until New Year’s Day.
The T-Charge operates in the same areas of London as the Congestion Charge, so here’s a handy little map to show you where that is:
Heading into London?
So if you have a vehicle that is affected, remember – it will now cost up to £21.50 each time you want to head into the capital. Failing to do so will mean a £130 fine, so make sure that you pay the T-Charge – and Congestion Charge – if you need to!