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
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:-
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.