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Weekly Edition - Published  29 September 2016

 

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Dedicated Fast Tag lane trial for larger vehicles starts for Mersey Tunnels

MERSEY Tunnel users are advised that the use of a dedicated Fast Tag lane for class 2, 3 and 4 vehicles, which includes:- buses, lorries and wagons, will be trialled at the Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel, from Monday, 3 October 2016.

The trial will take place during the day time with both an overhead and lane sign at the toll plaza directing drivers to the appropriate booth, which will be situated on the far left hand side. Exact times will be determined by traffic conditions.

During the trial, class 2, 3 and 4 Fast Tag users will still be able to use an attended lane as well as the designated class 2, 3 and 4 Fast Tag lane.

This trial follows feedback following the successful trials of Fast Tag lanes for cars which were introduced in February and June 2015.

Gary Evans, Merseytravel's Head of Customer Delivery, said:- "The trial is open ended as we want to monitor the lane's effectiveness on traffic flow through the toll plaza and monitor traffic conditions once this lane is introduced. We expect things to be a little busier initially as our customer adapt to the change, but we are convinced this will improve journey times for all of our customers. The Fast Tag lanes have proved successful to date with 75% greater throughput than adjacent cash toll lanes and we are always looking for ways to improve this service for our customers."

Fast Tag is the cheapest most convenient method of payment with savings of almost 30% on cash payment as well as saving users from having to keep the correct change on them.

Customers can pay by direct debit and top up online and there are a number of ways of applying for a Fast Tag:-

Visit MerseyTunnels.Co.UK and select:- 'Apply for a New Fast Tag Account.'
Call:- 0151 330 1702 to request a paper application form.
Visit a Merseytravel Centre.

An online account management system allows you to set warnings when your balance is low and view full itemised history of your journeys. If you run a business, you can even link a number of Fast Tags, to 1 account.

 

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