Manchester referendum rejects congestion charge

Motorway traffic

Voters in Manchester have decided against the introduction of a congestion charge in the city centre.

Supporters of the charge said it would free up £3 billion of investment in local public transport in compensation.

It was the second setback in recent weeks for traffic pricing in Britain after London announced last month it would be scrapping part of its congestion zone.

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