Demonstrate or Mersey Tunnel tolls will get worse

Wirral Globe: Demonstrate or Mersey Tunnel tolls will get worse Demonstrate or Mersey Tunnel tolls will get worse

TUNNEL tolls are due to ramp up again in April and we will be holding a demonstration on Sunday, April 6, to protest against both the increase and the fact that we have to suffer tolls at all.

We will be in our 'usual' location – the Oakdale Road bridge over the Mersey Tunnel approaches in Wallasey from 10 am till noon.

The tolls is one issue that directly affects almost all Wirral residents and businesses and we urge as many Globe readers as possible to join us.

When there is no demonstration or there is a poor turnout, it seems that Merseytravel takes that as a sign that people don’t care and that they can quickly come back for more.

John McGoldrick, Mersey Tunnels Users Association

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9:36am Thu 27 Mar 14

bickyboy says...

I'd like to point out another ripoff being perpetrated by Merseytravel. I only go through the tunnels once a week on average, but on almost every occasion perfectly good currency is swallowed by the automated machines only to be rejected as unacceptable, meaning that I have to drop in further coins. Maybe some of the coins I'm putting in are, without my knowledge, counterfeit? Could be, but on at least one occasion the money rejected was given to me by a toll attendant, and if we can't rely on that money being legal tender, then there's much more chance that the change in our pockets will be randomly rejected also. This of course will result in a nice profit for the Tunnels when they recycle that rejected money in the change given to tunnel users. Its not worth buying a fast tag or paying for a contract only to use the tunnel once a week, so they, and their dodgy change, and dodgy machines, have me over a barrel.
I'd like to point out another ripoff being perpetrated by Merseytravel. I only go through the tunnels once a week on average, but on almost every occasion perfectly good currency is swallowed by the automated machines only to be rejected as unacceptable, meaning that I have to drop in further coins. Maybe some of the coins I'm putting in are, without my knowledge, counterfeit? Could be, but on at least one occasion the money rejected was given to me by a toll attendant, and if we can't rely on that money being legal tender, then there's much more chance that the change in our pockets will be randomly rejected also. This of course will result in a nice profit for the Tunnels when they recycle that rejected money in the change given to tunnel users. Its not worth buying a fast tag or paying for a contract only to use the tunnel once a week, so they, and their dodgy change, and dodgy machines, have me over a barrel. bickyboy
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11:52am Mon 31 Mar 14

davr0s says...

bickyboy wrote:
I'd like to point out another ripoff being perpetrated by Merseytravel. I only go through the tunnels once a week on average, but on almost every occasion perfectly good currency is swallowed by the automated machines only to be rejected as unacceptable, meaning that I have to drop in further coins. Maybe some of the coins I'm putting in are, without my knowledge, counterfeit? Could be, but on at least one occasion the money rejected was given to me by a toll attendant, and if we can't rely on that money being legal tender, then there's much more chance that the change in our pockets will be randomly rejected also. This of course will result in a nice profit for the Tunnels when they recycle that rejected money in the change given to tunnel users. Its not worth buying a fast tag or paying for a contract only to use the tunnel once a week, so they, and their dodgy change, and dodgy machines, have me over a barrel.
Bickyboy - I don't know if the system has changed since I got my fast tag, but it didn't cost me anything and has saved me money every time I've used it because it is cheaper than paying cash, so it was worth getting no matter how infrequently I use the tunnels.
[quote][p][bold]bickyboy[/bold] wrote: I'd like to point out another ripoff being perpetrated by Merseytravel. I only go through the tunnels once a week on average, but on almost every occasion perfectly good currency is swallowed by the automated machines only to be rejected as unacceptable, meaning that I have to drop in further coins. Maybe some of the coins I'm putting in are, without my knowledge, counterfeit? Could be, but on at least one occasion the money rejected was given to me by a toll attendant, and if we can't rely on that money being legal tender, then there's much more chance that the change in our pockets will be randomly rejected also. This of course will result in a nice profit for the Tunnels when they recycle that rejected money in the change given to tunnel users. Its not worth buying a fast tag or paying for a contract only to use the tunnel once a week, so they, and their dodgy change, and dodgy machines, have me over a barrel.[/p][/quote]Bickyboy - I don't know if the system has changed since I got my fast tag, but it didn't cost me anything and has saved me money every time I've used it because it is cheaper than paying cash, so it was worth getting no matter how infrequently I use the tunnels. davr0s
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