Increase in toll prices: in many places will be well over 3%, know where

In ten days, zone C (Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles) will start. winter school holidays. Synonymous with holidays, this year, for you, with an escape in Aveyron, to find sun, tranquility and greenery, the highlight of the cruise. Millau viaduct, which your children already enjoy. You run the risk of a small nod when paying the toll. Its price will rise by 5.83% on Thursday, February 1, according to a light vehicle, called Class 1, like your family’s Captur. he stopped published this Wednesday, January 31.

What do you mean, an increase of more than 5%, and also the strongest of all that will happen on Thursday? At the end of November, you would be in pain, Clément Beaune, then Minister of Transport, nevertheless assured motorists the annual increase in toll prices would be less than 3% on February 1, 2024, despite high inflation. You are right but the minister mentioned a “average”which hides price differences based on the “historic” nature of the highway company or not.

3% climbs in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Historic concessionaire and the largest in the country, with 4,443 kilometers of motorways in the west and south of France, Vinci has indicated that on February 1st the increase in the price of its tolls will be 2.7% for each of its networks (ASF, Cofiroute). and Escota). A rise, that is “the lowest in the sector and 1% lower than benchmark inflation”, stood at 3.87% for the 12 months ending October 31, 2023, the group is proud of. Under the contract between the state and the highway companies, the increase in the prices of these tolls is, in fact, determined to a certain extent by inflation.

Another historic highway company, established mainly in the central-east of the country, Eiffage will raise its toll prices by around 3% on February 1st. Specifically, the increase will be 3.02% for the APRR network (Autoroutes Paris Rhin Rhône) and 3.04% for the AREA network, which is the manager of the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne regional highways. In the north of France, Sanef will raise prices by 2.79% and Sapne by 3.08%.

Extra 5% for the A41 in the North

But, next to these historical dealerships, there are the so-called “last” ones. Like CEVM, which operates the Millau viaduct on the February holiday route, and has increased its price by almost 6% this year. Their toll price review methods differ from historical concessionaires in that they are based entirely on inflation. As a result, ADELAC, which manages the A41 in the North, will increase tolls by 5.78% tomorrow. The increase will reach 5.41% in the ALBEA networks, which operates the A150 between Rouen and Le Havre, to 5.29% in ARCOUR, which manages the A19 between Courtenay and Artenay in the Center Val de Loire, or to 4.99%, the operator of ALIAE. A79, nicknamed La Bourbonnaise, connecting Montmarault, Allier, Digoin, Saône-et-Loire. In Ile-de-France, the famous A86 duplex will increase its toll price by 4.77%.

Don’t complain, it might be worse next year. For what ? Because a new tax on long-distance transport infrastructure has been created after the financial law was promulgated for 2024. To compensate for this additional cost, the highway companiesraise prices even more Their tolls in February 2025. The matter is the subject of a standoff with the state, which is likely to lead to a legal battle in the coming months.

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