FOI request detail

PCN(s) Vehicles exceeding max gross weight indicated

Request ID: FOI-1682-2122
Date published: 16 November 2021

You asked

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for the following; How many PCN(s) were issued on the following dates: For vehicles entering the both the Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach/Brunel Rd Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach/Branch Rd Sunday 11 July 2021 Sunday 18 July 2021 Sunday 25 July 2021 Sunday 1 August 2021 Sunday 8 August 2021

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1682-2122/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 31 October 2021 asking for information about PCN(s) Vehicles exceeding max gross weight indicated.

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.
We have introduced a restriction for vehicles travelling through Rotherhithe Tunnel. Vehicles more than 2 meters (6'6") high, 2 meters (6'6") wide or goods vehicles weighing more than 2 tonnes (gross vehicle weight) are not safe to travel through the tunnel. Driver’s that do not comply could receive a penalty.
The tunnel was built in 1908 and was not designed to cope with modern levels of traffic. These restrictions are in place to help ensure that road users can continue to use the tunnel safely while we work on plans for the tunnel's future.
The table below details the number of penalties issued on the requested dates.
Date Rotherhithe Tunnel/Branch Rd Rotherhithe Tunnel/Brunel Rd Total
11-Jul 61 59 120
18-Jul 95 103 198
25-Jul 90 184 274
01-Aug 117 89 206
08-Aug 98 110 208
Total 461 545 1006

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Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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