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M50 Toll Rate Changes 2023

by eFlow

On 1 January 2023, the Minister for Transport directed a six-months deferral in the toll rate change which concludes on 30 June 2023. Throughout this period, the toll rates remained consistent with those payable in 2022. However, starting from July 1, 2023, the following new toll rates will apply.

Vehicle Category Tag Video Unreg
Motor cars (up to eight passengers and driver) €2.30 €2.90 €3.50
Goods Vehicles not exceeding 2,000kg €3.20 €3.80 €4.40
Buses or Coaches (more than 8 passengers) €3.20 €3.80 €4.40
Goods Vehicles between 2,000kg and 10,000kg €4.80 €5.30 €5.90
Goods Vehicles exceeding 10,000kg & tractor units for an articulated vehicle €5.90 €6.50 €7.10

A significant increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by 8.6% between August 2021 and August 2022 has led to the increase in toll rates for the M50.  All tolls on the national road network are regulated through inflation (CPI) and cannot go above inflation. There has been no increase on motor car tolls for On Board Units (tags) registered vehicles for 10 years to 1 July 2023. It should also be noted that VAT is not applicable to the M50 Toll.

The M50 motorway is a user pay funded motorway, through a barrier-free tolling system. The tolling system is operated by eFlow on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).  TII is required under legislation to ensure the upkeep of a safe and efficient national road network. Tolling plays a crucial role as the funds generated from the M50 toll are allocated towards the maintenance and operation of the M50 itself.

A deferment of the toll increase on the M50 would have required funding to be reallocated from other national road projects, potentially leading to reduced funding for crucial activities such as infrastructure management and maintenance.  Tolling remains a vital source of funding for the operation and maintenance of our national roads network.

29 Jun, 2023