Merseytravel votes to freeze tunnel fares

Merseytravel is maintaining tunnel tolls at their current levels from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010, following a meeting today of the Passenger Transport Authority.

Cllr Mark Dowd, chairman of Merseytravel, said: "We appreciate the difficulties facing many people, particularly during the current climate, and we know we have a responsibility to support them as much as we can through this difficult time.

"Ensuring that we are supporting the social and economic regeneration of the region has also been a major factor in our decision.

"By maintaining all of the tunnel toll charges at their current levels we can only help the vast majority of people using the tunnels for private or commercial reasons.

"Like every other PTA we have financial pressures but we hope people appreciate what we are trying to do with these prices freezes."

The Tunnel Toll charges will remain as follows:

  • Class 1 vehicles – £1.40 (or £1.25 with a Fast Tag)
  • Class 2 vehicles – £2.80 (or £2.50 with a Fast Tag)
  • Class 3 vehicles – £4.20 (or £3.75 with a Fast Tag)
  • Class 4 vehicles – £5.60 (or £5.00 with a Fast Tag)

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