Reminder of restrictions at the Rotherhithe Tunnel

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding BVRLA members of the importance of advising customers of the Rotherhithe Tunnel restrictions following concerns that customers are flouting rules and incurring fines.

Vehicles more than two metres (6'6") high, two metres (6'6") wide or goods vehicles weighing more than two tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) are not permitted to travel through the Rotherhithe Tunnel.

Customers need to check the weight of an added load incase an alternative route is required.

It is a requirement in the BVRLA Code of Conduct that members should advise customers of the weight and height of vans. This can be achieved by providing information in the vehicle or having it written in the rental agreement, app or website.

The reason for the weight restriction at the tunnel is due to serious safety concerns and need for repairs. Rotherhithe Tunnel restriction details are on the TFL website.