Tolls could be ‘illegal’ on Mersey Gateway Bridge

A lawyer has suggested that millions of toll payments paid for crossing the new £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge may have to be refunded following a legal test case.

A driver was found not to be liable to pay the £2 toll as Halton Council had not specified the fee correctly, according to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). Halton Council also failed to give correct notice of charges on the bridge TPT said. Halton Council has said it “strongly disputes” both points and says it is business as usual on the Runcorn to Halton crossing.

If you have been fined for crossing the bridge without paying, where do you stand?

Well, only appeals that are currently pending are affected by the review.

The price of the toll is not affected by the review and is still compulsory for anyone crossing the bridge to pay the appropriate toll for their vehicle.

If you don’t pay, you will still be fined.

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