Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of vehicles using the Dartford Crossing; and to what extent that crossing is (a) meeting and (b) exceeding its operational capacity.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The performance of the Dartford Crossing is continually monitored. The design capacity of the Crossing is 135,000 vehicles per day. The average number of vehicles that used the Dartford Crossing per day in 2017 was 156,978.

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