Freedom of the Road for 50 Millionth Customer


Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) today announced that Mr Nigel Brown has been awarded the Freedom of the Road as he became the 50 millionth Customer of the M6toll

A Wolverhampton businessman has been awarded the Freedom of the Road, as he became the 50 millionth customer of Britain's first privately funded motorway.

The landmark journey is a triumph for the M6toll, which has been serving motorists since December 2003.

Nigel Brown, owner of ND Brown Limited, a commercial vehicle rental company, has won free M6toll travel for 12 months. He was awarded the Freedom of the Road at an illuminated ceremony at the headquarters of M6toll operators, Midland Expressway Limited.
Mr Brown said: "Winning the Freedom of the Road was a real surprise and it's good to be a part of motoring history. I often use the road for personal journeys, especially when going to Birmingham airport, so unlimited free travel for a year will be very welcome."

Tom Fanning, chief executive of Midland Expressway Limited, said: "Mr Brown has been awarded the Freedom of the Road for 2007, which entitles him to unlimited journeys using his Tag. I'm delighted to hear that he has already experienced the benefits of using a Tag - including the 5% discount on every journey, barriers rising automatically and online account management.

"This is a milestone for the M6 Toll and we were keen to celebrate in style. We even lit up the head office building to mark the moment as we presented our 50 millionth customer with the 'key to the road'."

The Tag is an electronic device that is fitted to a vehicle's windscreen and allows drivers to pass through a toll station without stopping to pay by cash or card. Tag accounts can be opened for a monthly lease fee of 50p per Tag and customers receive a 5% discount on every journey, can use the dedicated Tag Lanes and access their account details online 24 hours a day.

 

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