Congestion charge sign
Congestion charge sign

Central London’s Congestion Charge (CC) and the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) are being reinstated from Monday 18 May to prevent significant increases in pollution and congestion.

Since the crisis, traffic levels on TfL roads have fallen by as much as 60 per cent and harmful nitrogen dioxide is down by more than 50 per cent in central London. But traffic and pollution are now starting to rise again. As some Londoners return to work, the central London road charging schemes are being reinstated to deter unnecessary car use.

  • The wider Low Emission Zone, which discourages the use of the dirtiest heavy diesel vehicles and large vans, will also be reintroducedfrom Monday18th May.
  • The Congestion Charge is being increased to £15 and its hours of operation will be extended from 22 June. These conditions are part of the Government’s bailout deal with TfL announced on 14 May.
  • To help support the vital role of NHS and care homestaff,TfL will be extending the current Congestion Charge reimbursement scheme temporarily.

The full announcement from the Mayor is here.

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