My colleague Chris Matheson – MP for City of Chester – secured a Westminster Hall Debate on the new Runcorn Bridge and the impact of the tolls on communities that use it.
In recent days I have received a significant number of correspondence from constituents who have been fined for using the bridge despite paying the toll. I have heard that the signage on the approach to the bridge is poor and that it is unclear of how to pay the toll. To add insult to injury the old bridge, once renovations are complete, will also start to be tolled – despite never being previously. I used this debate to raise my concerns over this and my disappointment with the recent response I received from Merseyflow – the company responsible for managing the toll service.