Tolls on Dublin's Eastlink Bridge to be reduced

From next Friday, drivers will not have to pay VAT when passing over the bridge

Tolls on Dublin's Eastlink Bridge to be reduced

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Updated 11.15am

Tolls on Dublin's Eastlink Bridge will be reduced from next week, Dublin City Council has announced.

The decision to reduce tolls on the Tom Clarke Toll Bridge comes following a ruling by Revenue that VAT should not be charged on tolls paid by motorists passing over the Liffey.

In a statement, the council said they are "pleased to announce that from Friday the 18th of August 2017, VAT will be removed from all toll charges at this facility".

As part of the changes, the toll for a car will drop from €1.75 to €1.40.

Similar reductions will apply for different classes of vehicles, with drivers of 4-axle vehicles set to see a reduction of almost a euro.

Business group Dublin Chamber welcomed the cuts, but argued more must be done to encourage people to use the bridge when visiting the city centre.

Graeme McQueen, Dublin Chamber's Head of Public Affairs, said: "The opening of the Luas Cross City extension means that it is about to become much more difficult to drive through Dublin city centre. This will result in people having to use alternate routes.

"Therefore, it is important that we make it easier and more attractive for people to drive around the edge of the city centre." 

You can see a full list of the toll changes below: 

Old Eastlink Toll Rate -> New Toll Rate

Car: €1.75 -> €1.40

Van/Bus: €2.60 -> €2.10

2 Axle: €3.50 -> €2.85

3 Axle: €4.30 -> €3.50

4 Axle: €5.20 -> €4.25