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Toll prices: increases will be between 2.71% and 3.87% in 2024

2023-11-29T12:19:55.304Z

Highlights: In 2024, the annual increase in prices on motorways, calculated according to inflation, will be "less than 3%" The increases will be moderate on the ASF, Cofiroute and Escota networks, but much greater for the use of the T. On the motorways managed by Sanef, expect average increases of 2.79%, 3.02% on the APRR network, 3.04% on AREA and 3.08% on SAPN. The state is also involved in this robbery at the toll gate. It therefore has the levers to relieve motorists' budgets.


INFO LE PARISIEN. The increases will be moderate on the ASF, Cofiroute and Escota networks, but much greater for the use of the T


A (relative) respite from tolls. In 2024, the annual increase in prices on motorways, calculated according to inflation, will be "less than 3%", Clément Beaune, the Minister Delegate for Transport, told RMC on Wednesday. This increase — applied every February 1 — had already been a record in 2023 because of the general rise in prices, reaching 4.75% in moyenne.il there are 4 dn below, 4 above

Behind this 3% forecast for next year are differences between motorway networks. According to our information, the increases will be between 2.71% (Cofiroute, ASF and Escota) and 3.87% (Fréjus Tunnel). On the motorways managed by Sanef, expect average increases of 2.79%, 3.02% on the APRR network, 3.04% on AREA, 3.08% on SAPN and 3.23% for the Mont-Blanc Tunnel.

"I see that the two biggest increases are made by concessions whose capital is majority owned by the state," grumbles a good connoisseur of the subject.

"The state wants to play the leading role"

Nevertheless, the pain will be less severe than motorists might have feared. Indeed, one of France's main motorway concessionaires, Vinci, had hinted that tolls would increase by 5% if a tax on motorway concessions foreseen in the 2024 draft budget was implemented. "There have been a lot of hoaxes, there have sometimes been a lot of lies related to this tax (...). It has no impact on the evolution of tolls," said the Minister of Transport.

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Oh, really? In fact, Vinci never said that the passing on would be carried out by the concession companies as early as next year. According to our information, it is scheduled for the following year, in 2025. This is a new blow to the price bamboo that is likely to heat up motorists already hit hard by fuel price inflation and violent increases in toll prices in recent years.

This is enough to make Pierre Chasseray, the general delegate of the 40 Million Motorists association, choke. "The state wants to play a good role for itself, by designating the motorway companies as the big bad of history, but forgetting to say that it collects 40% of taxes on the price of tolls," he said. Take a trip from Le Mans to Paris, 20 euros in tolls, of which 8 euros go to the public coffers. The state is also involved in this robbery at the toll gate. It therefore has the levers to relieve motorists' budgets. »

Source: leparis

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