Merseytravel is launching a dedicated “Fast Tag” toll booth trial for large vehicles using the Wallasey Tunnel.

From next Monday lorries, buses and wagons will have their own entrance lane on the far left hand side for vehicles using the devices.

Merseytravel’s head of customer delivery Gary Evans said: “The trial is open-ended as we want to monitor traffic conditions and the lane’s effectiveness on traffic flow through the toll plaza.

“We expect things to be a little busier initially as our customers adapt to the change but we are convinced this will improve journey times for all."

Car drivers with Fast Tag can use the tunnels at a discount rate of £1.20 a journey while those paying cash have to fork out £1.70.