Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

The Ultra Low Emission Zone has expanded into Redbridge

Have you checked your vehicle?

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city.  That is why since Monday 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has expanded to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone.

This expanded zone includes western areas of the London Borough of Redbridge such as South Woodford, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, and Aldersbrook. Find the interactive map of the expanded zone on the Transport for London (TfL) website.

The expanded ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.

Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) need to meet the required ULEZ emissions standards when driving within and into the expanded zone or pay a daily charge.

Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but owners of the remaining older cars, motorcycles, lighter van and minibuses need to take action.

How can I find out about this?

If you live in or expect to drive through the ULEZ, you can check if your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards and how it could affect you. 

Discounts and exemptions

Some drivers and vehicles qualify for at least a temporary discount from the Ultra Low Emission Zone charge (ULEZ). Others are entirely exempt. For full details, visit the TfL website.

Contact details for ULEZ

Contact TfL about the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) online or by phone. Provide as much detailed information as possible to help them provide a prompt response.

  • Complete an online form. You'll be able to upload documents to support your enquiry. 
  • Telephone.  Lines are open: Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, closed on weekends and bank holidays:
    • UK: 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)
    • International: +44 (0)343 222 2222
    • Textphone: 0207 649 9123 if you have impaired hearing