Congestion Charge operational from Friday 2 January after festive period suspension

29 December 2008

For the fifth year running, motorists do not have to pay the Congestion Charge from Thursday 25 December until Thursday 1 January inclusive, when traffic levels are lighter.

Graeme Craig, TfL's Director of Congestion Charging and Traffic Enforcement, said: 'The Congestion Charge will operate as usual from 2 January so, while the start of this week remains charge-free, motorists will need to pay the charge to drive within the zone on Friday.'

Notes to editors:

  • The Congestion Charge is an £8 daily charge for driving a vehicle within the Congestion Charging zone between 7.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • There are a number of different payment methods for paying the Congestion Charge including:
  • online
  • by calling 0845 900 1234
  • by text message
  • at selected retail outlets and petrol stations
  • by post
  • at a self-service machine