FOI request detail

Congestion Charging

Request ID: FOI-1291-2021
Date published: 28 October 2020

You asked

I would like to make a formal freedom of information request to see how many people have got a congestion charge ticket since Vauxhall Bridge as been closed and 3 months before closure. I would like to see if there as been a higher ticket issuing rate since the closure most especially and specifically on Rochester Row, where I was issued a congestion charge ticket.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1291-2021/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 October 2020 asking for information about Congestion Charging.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Vauxhall Bridge is closed to general traffic in both directions so that we can do safety-critical repair work.

The diversion does take motorists into the Congestion Charging zone however if a motorist follows the signed diversion route they will not need to pay the Congestion Charge or Ultra Low Emission Zone charges.

We have a camera located at the junction of Rochester Row and Vauxhall Bridge Road. The bridge was closed on 10 August, and between 10 June – 10 August 1024 PCNs were issued for contraventions captured by this camera. A further 2,216 penalties were issued from 11 August – 8 October.

We do not record whether the vehicle which incurred the penalty was intending to follow the diversion route or why the penalty was incurred.

If a motorist receives a penalty which they believe has been incorrectly issued they can challenge it by submitting a representation to us. When dealing with representations we will act fairly and reasonably and consider exercising discretion over the penalty incurred. I am pleased to note that we chose to exercise that discretion in your case and that penalty TZxxxx has now been cancelled.

If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

Back to top

Want to make a request?

We'll email you the response within 20 working days.

We'll publish the response online without disclosing any personal information.