Free Year of Travel For M6tolls 180 Millionth Customer

The M6toll has rewarded its 180 millionth customer with free travel on the motorway for the next 12 months.

Victoria Manwaring of Bridgetown, Cannock was presented with an M6toll Tag by Midland Expressway Limited’s Director of Motorway Operations at their Head Office in Lichfield.

As the lucky winner, Miss Manwaring’s car has been fitted with an M6toll Tag, which will enable her to travel on the road free of charge. The tag is a small electronic device which is fitted to a vehicle’s windscreen and allows users to pre-pay for passage on the M6toll and pass through a dedicated lane usually without the need to stop. Tags cost a monthly lease fee of £1 per Tag and provide a five per cent discount per trip.

Miss Manwaring said: "I’ve used the M6toll regularly since it first opened in 2003. I travel a lot with my job and currently use the M6toll twice daily / five days a week. Unlimited free travel for a year will be very welcome as I always prefer to use the M6toll as it the most reliable route. “

“It was such a wonderful surprise when I was approached by a member of M6toll’s tolling staff at the Weeford Junction plaza to be informed that I was the 180 millionth customer. I am a sales agent for European Golf and commute daily to and from my clients who are predominantly based in the East and West Midlands areas and it is imperative that I am on time for my appointments. I always chose to use the M6toll as it avoids the current local roadworks and ensures that I’m on time.”

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL), operators of the M6toll intend to reward every subsequent 10 millionth customer using the M6toll with a year’s free passage as part of their future Giveaway Day activities.

Since it opened in 2013, traffic on the M6toll has increased from 34,000 customers a day to currently over 50,000.

James Hodson, Director of Motorway Operations added: “180 million customers is a huge milestone for us, so we wanted to mark the occasion by awarding Miss Manwaring free passage, which entitles her to unlimited journeys on the M6toll by way of an M6toll Tag. “I’m delighted to hear that she has already experienced the benefits of travelling on the M6toll and hopefully the additional benefits of the Tag will only enhance her future journeys.”

M6toll Quick Start Tags are available to use straight away and are pre-loaded with £25 worth of credit for use on the M6toll. The tags cost £25 and are available from local Motorway Service Areas or online at


IMAGE: James Hodson, MEL’s Director of Motorway Operations with Victoria Manwaring of Cannock; M6toll’s lucky 180 millionth customer and MEL Midland Expressway Ltd’s mascot