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    • Forgetful
    • By Forgetful 31st Oct 17, 10:32 AM
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    Mersey Gateway Bridge
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    • 31st Oct 17, 10:32 AM
    Mersey Gateway Bridge 31st Oct 17 at 10:32 AM
    Just be careful... its a toll road and the toll has to be paid online or by phone.
    We got caught out... Thought it was strange there was no one to collect the toll.

    so be careful
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    • ChesterDog
    • By ChesterDog 31st Oct 17, 10:43 AM
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    The bridge will be paid for in no time, thanks to all the penalty charges being issued for non-payment of tolls.

    Rumour has it it's looking to be so lucrative that they're thinking of building another one...
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    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 31st Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    We got caught out... Thought it was strange there was no one to collect the toll.
    And there aren't large signs telling you what to do n approaches to the bridge?
    • rudekid48
    • By rudekid48 31st Oct 17, 11:40 AM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 11:40 AM
    Just be careful... its a toll road and the toll has to be paid online or by phone.
    We got caught out... Thought it was strange there was no one to collect the toll.

    so be careful
    Originally posted by Forgetful
    How did you manage to miss the huge blue signs telling you to pay on-line at the Mersey Flow web site, or the huge white signs telling you how much it costs?
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    • esmerobbo
    • By esmerobbo 31st Oct 17, 12:56 PM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 12:56 PM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 12:56 PM
    You can pay at any shop using payzone. Or if you use it a lot register an account.

    "The bridge will be paid for in no time" Yea like the first Mersey tunnel it has only taken since 1934 so far, and we are still paying.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 31st Oct 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 31st Oct 17, 1:59 PM
    You can pay at any shop using payzone. Or if you use it a lot register an account.

    "The bridge will be paid for in no time" Yea like the first Mersey tunnel it has only taken since 1934 so far, and we are still paying.
    Originally posted by esmerobbo
    Or the Qe2 bridge between Kent and Essex, still paying despite promises to the contrary.
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    • Adrian Cowley
    • By Adrian Cowley 20th Feb 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 11:32 AM
    I was charged by the merseyflow company for failing to pay for the crossing fee for going over the new Mersey bridge a short while ago, even though I paid within the allotted time for paying, namely before midnight on the next day after crossing.

    I appealed providing the relevant information, arguing that the penalty was wrong, requesting that the penalty be set aside, which was denied. Merseyflow rejected my appeal on the basis it said that my car had crossed the bridge 8 times and I had only paid for 7 crossings. That was also untrue.

    I appealed the decision to reject my appeal to the independent appeals tribunal arguing that the decision was wrong. The appeal was upheld and Merseyflow cancelled the charge.

    Being unhappy that I was put to expense of appealing a decision which in the first place was wholly wrong, I asked for Merseyflow to pay my costs of the appeal process. Today I was successful in my appeal and Halton MBC, or moreso Merseyflow were ordered to pay my costs in the sum of 60.00 in 14 days.

    The moral of the story, never allow an injustice to stand, more so when you have paid what was due. Whilst not a substantial victory, a victory on principle and I thank the adjudicator for seeing sense and ordering Merseyflow to pay costs and cancel the penalty notice, which should not have been issued in the first place. I have a copy of the official adjudicator notice in Cowley -V- Halton MBC (Merseyflow) if anybody wishes to see it.
    • Adrian Cowley
    • By Adrian Cowley 20th Feb 18, 11:41 AM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 11:41 AM
    Please see above thread but as Merseyflow not paid any idea on enforcement
    • Mistermeaner
    • By Mistermeaner 16th Apr 18, 11:14 AM
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    CCJ via money claim online
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 16th Apr 18, 4:00 PM
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    Just be careful... its a toll road and the toll has to be paid online or by phone.
    We got caught out... Thought it was strange there was no one to collect the toll.

    so be careful
    Originally posted by Forgetful
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYNvVb0kG-E

    Big white signs saying there's a toll and what it is. Big blue sign the size of a car after it telling you to pay by Mersyflow by midnight tomorrow.

    If you can't see those you're not fit to hold a license.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 16th Apr 18, 6:40 PM
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    See this:


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43698113


    Mr loophole reckons we all should get our tolls refunded and anyone fined should be able to get the fines refunded too
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