Tolls are now in force on the new Runcorn - Widnes bridge. Dedicated cameras on the toll gantry will scan vehicle number plates and Merseyflow stickers.
So far over 82,000 vehicles have been registered for discounts on tolls, and you can still register now, or pay for one-off crossings in advance or by 11.59pm the day after you travel.
Registering and costs
If you live in Halton and are eligible for the local user discount you need to pay a £10 annual fee and register with Merseyflow to guarantee your unlimited personal crossings at no extra cost for a 12-month period.
Registering with Merseyflow is the only way to get discounts on your trips, or if you’re eligible, free personal travel once you have paid your relevant administration fee.
The quickest way to register is online using www.merseyflow.co.uk, but you can also register in person at Merseyflow's Runcorn walk-in centre, or over the phone on 01928 878 878; both are open 8am - 8pm weekdays, and 9am - 6pm weekends and bank holidays.
A temporary walk-in centre is available at the Halton Direct Link, Brook Street, Widnes. This is open between 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 1pm Saturday.
If you don’t register with Merseyflow and cross the new bridge, you will need to pay the full toll rate by 11:59pm the day after you travel, or face a penalty charge notice of up to £60.
The unregistered toll rates are: £2 per trip for cars, £6 per trip for light goods vehicles and £8 per trip for heavy goods vehicles. Motorbikes and local buses are not subject to tolls.
Last minute registration
If you have successfully registered with Merseyflow but have not yet received your sticker, you will be able to use the bridge for up to seven days before your sticker arrives.
The system will recognise you have registered and the fee for your crossing will be deducted from your account.
You will not be charged extra for any crossings made during this seven-day period. Once you receive your sticker please attach it to your windscreen as soon as possible.
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