General FAQs

  1. What are the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee charges?
  2. How can I pay for crossings?
  3. How does the free-flow system work?
  4. What are the payment deadlines for both the Mersey Gateway and the Silver Jubilee Bridge Road User Charge?
  5. Who are merseyflow?

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What are the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee charges?

Please click here to see the road user charges.

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How can I pay for crossings?

There are serval ways to pay for crossing, please click here for full details.

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How does the free-flow system work?

The system is free-flow tolling which means there are no payment booths – so no need to stop as you cross the river – which means quicker, easier and more reliable journeys. Instead, merseyflow use automatic number plate reading technology. This involves cameras which will be installed on both bridges and registered users get a special sticker to attach to the windscreen of their registered vehicle to enable us to identify them as they cross the river.

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What are the payment deadlines for both the Mersey Gateway and the Silver Jubilee Bridge Road User Charge?

You will be able to drive over both bridges without registering, but by doing this you will have to pay the full unregistered road user charge for each journey you make either in advance or by 11.59 pm the day after you cross. If you don’t pay on time you will receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

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Who are merseyflow?

Merseyflow is the brand name of the organisation who collect the road user charges for crossing the Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge. The merseyflow toll/charge system is operated by emovis, an international free-flow tolling specialist appointed by Halton Borough Council to implement the road user charge on both bridges.

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