Supporting local drivers with Hopper
By: Nisha Deans
29th July 2019
At the M6toll, it’s our mission to provide you with a better way around the Midlands – so you never have to miss a flight, gig, or meeting again.
But it’s not just long distance drivers who need our help. We know that plenty of motorists use shorter stretches of the M6toll every day – whether they’re looking to cut stress out of their commute or simply to know they’ll make it home in time to put the kids to bed.
That’s why we launched Hopper in 2018. The first of several product trials to give a helping hand to drivers who use the M6toll for shorter journeys, Hopper provided 500 people with unlimited journeys between T4 and T6 for a reduced, fixed weekly price.
We caught up with them to see the impact it had on their journeys:
“I have benefited from the trial daily. As a parent, not only does it help me financially, but it allows me more time at home with my family too. Thank you, it’s been a blessing.” Hopper trialist, Wolverhampton
“I arrive home nearly 20 minutes quicker every night, and I get to spend that extra time with my children before they go to bed. I’ve used it every day.” Hopper trialist, Burton-on-Trent
“The Hopper trial has been perfect. I use it both ways on my commute. I avoid the traffic hotspots elsewhere and it saves me money.” Hopper trialist, Burntwood
“I’m happy that for the reduced weekly price I have been able to utilise the M6toll to and from work. It has drastically cut journey time stress levels, and I now avoid traffic and more dangerous drivers who jockey for positions at islands along the A5.” Hopper trialist, Tamworth
“My daily journey to and from work has been reduced drastically, and that means I am able to spend more quality time with family.” Hopper trialist, Lichfield
“Sitting in traffic on the A5 increases my stress levels before work, but Hopper has removed that and made my journey enjoyable. I couldn’t offer any improvements as the price is great and the time saving is superb.” Hopper trialist, Tamworth
“The trial has been perfect for me. Hopper has changed my whole outlook concerning my employment, which is now easy to reach and a pleasure to travel to.” Hopper trialist, Cannock
“Hopper means I can cut nearly half an hour off my commute home, which adds up to hours spent with my family each month.” Hopper trialist, Burton-on-Trent
We’re continually developing innovative products as part of our ongoing commitment to ease congestion and help customers cut down on their commute time. M6toll Savers have been introduced to support local drivers and include a permanent roll-out of Hopper, as well as the launch of a ReturnPass initiative and Shuttle, which provide savings based on the specific needs of commuters travelling in or around the West Midlands. For more information on how M6toll Savers can help you avoid congestion, please visit www.m6toll.co.uk/savers or call 0330 660 0790.