Durham, a small town in the Northern part of England with 41,000 inhabitants, was the first city in UK to introduce road pricing. It was in a small scale being only one road in the central part of the city that was taxed. This one road leads to the major tourist attraction of the city, the Durham Cathedral. The road pricing area is a peninsula with one road leading through the area ending in a bridge.
The system was made operational by October 2002 with taxes from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.