Abertis’ presence in the United Kingdom is channelled through its stake in RMG, which holds the A1-M and A419/417 concessions (74 kilometres). The company has benefited from the improvement in the British economy during 2015, with an increase in traffic of more than 4% on average and, for heavy vehicles, over 6%.
Also ITS, the Abertis toll technology division, has an operational centre in Leeds and various projects in progress at the moment.
The company manages the free-flow toll system of the Dartford Crossing on the M25 toll road, one of the main access routes to the City of London and a main corridor between the UK and Europe, with an average of 180,000 vehicles a day. The new payment system, of great complexity due to the high volume of traffic, has already been in operation for a year and has brought greater fluidity and a consequent reduction of congestion and travelling time for commuters to the capital.
ITS will also be taking charge of managing the tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge, close to Liverpool, at present under construction. This infrastructure, with 6 lanes, will supplement the current Silver Jubilee Bridge and will be an important access way between the Northwest of England and the rest of the country. ITS is designing free-flow toll gates for the bridge and will manage it when it comes into use in 2018.