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#1004531 - 16th Mar 2016 2:26pm Another Snub from the Government to Merseyside!
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The government promised a year ago that they would halve the tunnel tolls. They have now reduced the Severn tolls but broken their promise to Merseyside.

I seem to remember a hint that he would pass the buck to the Liverpool City Region ie if we want cuts then we would have to pay for them locally - not much of a cut!

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#1004544 - 16th Mar 2016 3:55pm Re: Another Snub from the Government to Merseyside! [Re: diggingdeeper]
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There was a meeting about the tunnel fees in Feb. Don't know what came from that.

The Severn Bridge costs (as from January this year) 6.60 for the average car to cross. oshocked
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#1004547 - 16th Mar 2016 4:14pm Re: Another Snub from the Government to Merseyside! [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
The Severn Bridge costs (as from January this year) 6.60 for the average car to cross. oshocked


They only charge in one direction iirc so an average of 3.30 a trip which is about to be halved to 1.65? Mersey tunnel is currently 1.70

The Severn bridge is a private enterprise although eventually it will be handed over to public ownership, if the date isn't continually pushed into the future as has been the case so far.
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#1004686 - 18th Mar 2016 1:38pm Re: Another Snub from the Government to Merseyside! [Re: diggingdeeper]
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What happened to the plans to reduce the cost for Fast Tag users?

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/new-mersey-tunnel-toll-plans-10798009

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#1004698 - 18th Mar 2016 4:01pm Re: Another Snub from the Government to Merseyside! [Re: Gibbo]
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What happened to the plans to reduce the cost for Fast Tag users?

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/new-mersey-tunnel-toll-plans-10798009


It is happening from April.
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