Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Holidaymakers at Heathrow warned of yet more charges as ULEZ expansion looms

Holidaymakers and those dropping off loved ones at a London airport will be expected to pay new charges due to the new ULEZ expansion which will cover the entirety of London from next week.

The upcoming expansion of London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) covering the entire city means that starting this Tuesday, holidaymakers on their journey to Heathrow Airport will find themselves subject to the daily fee if they opt for an older, more environmentally harmful vehicle.  

Although London locals are likely familiar with the ULEZ extension, the individuals most at risk of an oversight are those who infrequently journey into the city, particularly those en route to the airport for holidays or dropping off and collecting loved ones.  

Next week the zone’s coverage will essentially double, encompassing all 32 London boroughs. 

Consequently, the regulations applicable in central London will be equally enforceable at Heathrow, conveniently positioned off the M4 motorway near its intersection with the M25.

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Those driving non-compliant vehicles retain access to the zone but are obligated to pay a daily fee of £12.50 to Transport for London (TfL).

Charges can be enforced 24 hours a day, from midnight to midnight, except on Christmas Day, cars and vans with diesel engines that do not meet Euro 6 standards do not comply and neither do petrol cars and vans that are not Euro 4 or better.

To determine their vehicle’s status, drivers can utilize TfL’s vehicle checker by entering their registration information. Some vehicles registered prior to the mentioned dates might comply, while others purchased later might not meet the criteria.  

When heading to the airport in a non-compliant vehicle, drivers will be required to settle the charge via the TfL website or its phone service. If you enter the designated zone at 11.30pm and depart an hour later, charges will be applicable for both days spent within the zone.

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Signage along the roads alerts drivers to their entry into the ULEZ, failure to pay the charge could result in a £90 penalty notice being posted by mail.

Furthermore, an additional charge of £5 has been introduced for drop-offs or pickups at Heathrow Airport, to meet this charge, drivers must either log in online or call, providing their registration number for payment. 

Payment must be settled by midnight on the day following the visit and failure to do so will result in an £80 notice, which can be reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.

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