Albert Bridge And Rotherhithe Tunnel Restrictions .... Putting To Bed The Rumours... By Jim Thomas.


Recent email updates from TfL have been unclear (there's a surprise). People who have signed up for the TfL service, were given the news that any vehicle over the width of two meters (six foot six inches or 78 inches in old money) were not allowed to use the Rotherhithe Tunnel and if you do, you could be given a £50 fine of prosecution. 

The TX4 with a width of 80.2 inches, and the new LEVC TX standing at 80.16 inches, puts both vehicles outside the width restriction.



The update does not specify if Taxis (TX4/MetroCab/Vito/TXe) are banned or are exempt!

After tweets were made by drivers last night that Taxis could no longer use the Tunnel, we have been reliably informed by the TfLTPH account that Taxis can use the Tunnel. 

W informed the account that the TX4 is in fact 80.2 inches wide and the new TXe was 80.16 wide, but so far Taxi Leaks has had no further reply!

This has not been made clear on the email update or TfL website, so (for now) we have to take the word of their Twitter account manager... that all Taxis can use the tunnel with no exceptions in regards to licensed Taxi vehicle make. 

TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT : ALBERT BRIDGE !
It was also mentioned yesterday on Twitter, that the new TXe from LEVC was too heavy for the weight limit for vehicles using Albert Bridge. 

We can now confirm this is not the case as the bridge was strengthened in 2011 and the weight limit raised to 3 ton. This has also been confirmed on the TfLTPH Twitter account. 



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