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Mersey Tunnels: Groundbreaking, fast tag and new technology


The River Mersey has always formed a physical and physiological divide between Liverpool and Wirral.

Not only does it separate the two boroughs, but it is seen as a borderline marker for two of the dominant identities within the city region.

The river has also played a key role in shaping two different sides of history; while Liverpool welcomed ships from across the world in its stretch of docks, it was the Wirral that built many of the world’s vessels in its vast and famous shipyards.

Read more:Major changes for Mersey tunnels as new video tech to be installed

The two boroughs remain tantalizingly close at their nearest point from Liverpool’s Pier Head across to Woodside in Birkenhead, however the crossing has only ever been achievable by ferry or a subterranean route via the Queens and Kingsway tunnels.

With news that the heavily-used tunnels will be installing new technology in early November in a bid to modernise the way users pay for their…

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