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Commuters face Mersey Tunnels price hike

The price for a car journey has risen 10p to £1.70 Credit: ITV Granada

Commuters crossing the River Mersey by tunnel will face increased toll charges this morning.

Drivers using both the King and Queensway Tunnels will have to pay an extra ten pence for the journey.

The route in a car will now cost £1.70 or £1.40 using a Fast Tag.

Merseytravel says 37 million people use the tunnels every year.

Merseyside commuters face a 10 pence increase in tunnel tolls

The cost of using the Mersey Tunnels has risen by 10 pence today

The cost of crossing the River Mersey by tunnel has gone up from today.

Drivers using both the King and Queensway Tunnels will have pay an extra ten pence for the journey.

A car journey between Liverpool and the Wirral will cost one- pound- seventy or one- pound forty using a Fast Tag.

Merseytravel says 37 million people use the tunnels every year.

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Woman seriously ill after jumping from taxi

A 23-year-old woman is seriously ill in hospital after apparently jumping from a taxi in Liverpool.

She was travelling in a black cab from Wirral to Liverpool at about 1.15am this morning.

Police believe she lowered the taxi window while it was in the Wallasey tunnel and starting leaning out of it.

But as the taxi approached the junction of Kirkdale Road and Smith Street the woman jumped out of the window.

She was taken to hospital where doctors say her condition is serious.

The taxi driver is assisting police with their inquiries.

Merseyside Police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed what happened in the tunnel or on Kirkdale Road.