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Traffic Penalty Tribunal to decide appeals against penalties issued for not paying the new Mersey Gateway toll

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The independent lawyer adjudicators at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) will decide appeals against penalties issued for not paying the toll for using the new Mersey Gateway, between Runcorn and Widnes in Cheshire.

The road opened on Saturday October 14 and the charging scheme has been named Merseyflow. Halton Borough Council is the charging authority.

Vehicle owners must pay the toll by midnight of the day following crossing the bridge; regular users can open an account.

Failure to pay will result in a  £40 Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), reduced to £20 if paid in 14 days.   But there is an appeal process if you don’t think you are liable to pay the penalty, or the toll, - first to the Merseyflow team, and if not successful to the independent lawyers at TPT.

TPT Chief Adjudicator Caroline Sheppard OBE, said: “Motorists who need to challenge penalties and have their representations to Merseyflow/Halton Borough Council rejected can appeal to the adjudicator quickly and easily online, The Notice of Rejection explains how. It is quick, free and easy to appeal.”

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