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Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: rentaclown100] #245768
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Originally Posted by rentaclown100
bad that they dont even give you a ticket now


tell me about it mate you should try and explain to a company to re-emburse ya for the tunnel fee with out a receipt or ticket to prove you been through the bleedin things well all i know is gettin expences paid back for usin the tunnels from our company its like gettin blood out of a stone smack

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Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: Mondeo_Scott] #245783
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only way to prove it is a fast-tag. roll on major toll protests


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Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: phalinmegob] #358907
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On the subject of the tunnel, I often wondered how the traffic flowed out of that first exit tunnel, crossing over the oncoming traffic. Not sure if you've seen this pic, can't see this working at all today:

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Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: DavidB] #358928
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Was there not lights there? or did they come later?

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Originally Posted by polo_phil
Was there not lights there? or did they come later?

The lights are there if you look closely, on the dividing wall between the main tunnel and the branch.

Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: Stegga] #358936
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I think they might still be there tbh.


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They used lights,I think when they got the Wallasey tunnel running that's when they closed it,anybody ever cycle through the tunnel used to do it early Sunday morning going to work in Liverpool,it was fun well if the wing mirrors didn't clip you on the back or behind.

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i go through the tunnel most nights will have a lookise for them and maybe get pics smile

Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: chris_gilly] #358948
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I remember going down there as a kid when we had family days in Liverpool. Remember having to stop at the lights


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Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: davew3] #359112
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Originally Posted by davew3
They used lights,I think when they got the Wallasey tunnel running that's when they closed it,anybody ever cycle through the tunnel used to do it early Sunday morning going to work in Liverpool,it was fun well if the wing mirrors didn't clip you on the back or behind.


You can still cycle through Queensway between certain hours if I'm not mistaken

Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: polo_phil] #359122
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I used to cycle through Queensway regularly in about 1955 when I was working in Liverpool. In those days I was very fit & used to ride from home to Chester & back most evenings just to keep in trim.


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Re: Queensway Tunnel [Re: chriskay] #359129
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In the early 60's I was at college in Childwall. On the couple of nights a week I stayed late, I'd cycle back through the tunnel. I think cyclists were allowed through after 7pm (?) Outbound was via the ferry.

Great for half the journey, but..... I was obviously not as fit as Chris Boardman-Kay as I thought the uphill grind was never going to end ! I was weary enough after Childwall-Prenton, never mind cycling to Chester and back after work.

As davew3 rightly said, those wing mirrors of passing cars were out to get you ! One mistimed wobble and you were catmeat ! The noise and the exhaust fumes weren't a barrel of laughs either.

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whenever i looked down that tunnel as a kid i would always shit me self because i though it went into the river.

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A postcard of the Tunnel entrance, why anyone would send this is beyond me

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