A record €169.6m (£147.5m) was reportedly collected in toll charges, penalties and other fees on Ireland’s busiest motorway last year, according to figures released by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) under a Freedom of Information Act request.
With more than four million passages each month, the M50 orbiting Dublin uses a barrier-free multi-lane free-flow tolling system that went live in August 2021, with a single gantry covering a total of eight lanes.
The revenue collected in 2022 is said to be almost €30m (£26.1m) – or 20% – more than in 2021 and significantly above pre-pandemic levels.
What’s more, TII’s figures show that revenue from the M50 last year made up almost half of its total tolling income of €344m (299.3m) in 2022.
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