There are different options to cross the river Mersey in Liverpool:
Each crossing of either the Silver Jubilee Bridge or the Mersey Gateway is tolled. Buses and motorcycles cross for free.
For using the Mersey Tunnels in Liverpool you have to pay. Exemptions see below.
Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee Bridge: all vehicles except public transport and motorcycles.
Mersey Tunnel: all vehicles except motorcycles.
You will be able to drive over both bridges without registering, but by doing this you will have to pay the full unregistered toll cost for each journey you make by 11.59 pm the day after you cross. If you don’t pay on time you will receive a penalty.
Table for the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee Bridge from 2017:
FEES and CHARGES
* For stoppages caused by fuel shortage or flat tyre (with no serviceable spare) there is a penalty surcharge in addition to the normal breakdown charge.
Unpaid Breakdown Charges, Fees and Tolls
The easiest and cheapest way to pay for crossing the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee Bridge is to get registered in advance. You save up to 10%. Register here.
Halton residents pay an annual fee of £10 and can cross the bridge as often as they want. Register here.
Blue Badge holders (handicapped) pay an annual fee of £5 and can cross the bridge as often as they want. Register here.
Yes, are affected.
By RFID (Radio-frequency): this represents a technological option with similar performance levels to DSRC. This technology also uses ANPR technologies for enforcement. Compared to the DSRC technologies, its main advantage is the lower cost of OBUs (~€1). The main geographical area of application is the US, with no significant applications in Europe (except for the access point regulation in the Mersey Tunnels and Gateway Bridge in the UK). One of the reasons behind the slow deployment of the technology in Europe is the significant investment required to replace existing technologies.
£20/40/60 plus unpaid toll - depending on the vehicle size for each crossing.
Mersey Gateway: free for Halton's residents.Military, emergency service vehicles, local buses and motorcycles will not have to pay.
You can use the Mersey Tunnel for free if you are - a resident (£10 fee) - a disabled persons (Blue) Parking badge holder (£5 fee) - a recipiant of the highest rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance - a recipiant of the highest rate of mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment - over 65 and recipiant of the highest rate of Attendance Allowance - a recipiant of the mobility supplement of a war pension
To apply for an exemption go here.