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£20m upgrade makes using M6toll a breeze

April 24, 2024
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A £20 million upgrade to the M6toll is nearing completion, following the launch of its new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) tolling system. The initiative is the latest milestone in a 2 year investment programme designed to keep traffic moving, simplify customer account management and attract more people onto the road.

The new system records vehicles as they join and leave the M6toll, allowing the previous ‘flat rate’ charges to be replaced with a more sophisticated pricing structure to attract more local traffic from the busy A5 and A38, and through traffic using the M6.

Improvements have also been introduced in the toll lanes to improve traffic flow at busy times. This has included the introduction of e-Receipts to replace paper receipts previously printed at toll booths, and the installation of new contactless readers which accept Apple and Google Pay, in addition to credit, debit and fuel cards.

Account holders will see even more benefits, as drivers will now be able to use any lane through the toll plazas without having to stop at the barrier, including a dedicated account lane. Plans are also being finalised to introduce attractive discounts for local customers over the coming weeks.

Michael Whelan, General Manager of M6toll, said: “Our £20 million upgrade is a significant step in transforming the user experience for our M6toll customers. It means more hassle free and efficient journeys on the road and a smoother and more efficient customer journey off the road, with easier management of online accounts.”

In conjunction with the £20 million investment, and the M6toll celebrating its 20 year anniversary, M6toll has also unveiled a refreshed new brand identity, following its integration into the Aleatica portfolio.

Aleatica is a smart, safe and sustainable mobility company dedicated to operating transportation infrastructure, with a footprint throughout Latin America and Europe. Fully owned by IFM Investors, the company oversees more than 360 million vehicles on its 1,100 km of infrastructure annually.

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