Runcorn Widnes Area - Bridge - What do you think?

Discussion in 'North West' started by Leo-InstallingIT, Sep 8, 2015.

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What do you think of the new bridge?

  1. Really looking forward to it

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  2. Will be ok, but not worth the current disruption

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  3. Bad idea, hate the idea of the tolls

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  1. Leo-InstallingIT

    Leo-InstallingIT UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Just wondering what people from around the Runcorn / Widnes bridge think of the new bridge?

    Good, bad, worth it, not?

    What about the toll?

    It's a fun game of road works roulette wondering which roads will be open or closed today if nothing else....
     
    Posted: Sep 8, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  2. Tier1Logistics

    Tier1Logistics UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Have not got a problem with it being built, I do feel that its going to be a waste of time, but I have told our drivers not to use it unless they are willing to pay the tolls out of there own pocket.... :) They have all been good listeners and are sticking to the Runcorn bridge :)

    I don't think many people will use it, only if they are in a rush.
     
    Posted: Sep 10, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  3. Leo-InstallingIT

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    From what I've heard they're going to be making both tolls once the new ones done, so we won't really have an option. Other than going through Warrington.
     
    Posted: Sep 10, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  4. Tier1Logistics

    Tier1Logistics UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Wow! Not heard that you have to pay to go across 2 bridges.... Suppose we would have to pay them as we go all over... Any ideas of costs? Do you think it will be the same price as the tunnels which is around £1.70+ depending on vehicle etc.
     
    Posted: Sep 10, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  5. Leo-InstallingIT

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    I think it will be about £2, with monthly options and a certain number of free trips for residents.
     
    Posted: Sep 10, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  6. IanG

    IanG UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Yeah there will be no free option for either bridge.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: IanG Member since: May 8, 2011
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  7. Tier1Logistics

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    Wonderful lol more ways to get money out of us. Wonder if we start a partition now get a few 100 thousand to sign it and wonder if that will do any good..
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  8. Leo-InstallingIT

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    Probably not a lot!

    As a resident in Warrington I genuinely wonder what the impact will be on the already bad traffic here, when people try and avoid the tolls.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  9. Tier1Logistics

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    Well soon as they set the tolls for both bridges majority of people will prob chance it going through Warrington so it will probably get a lot worse.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  10. Leo-InstallingIT

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    That's what I'm thinking.

    Atleast there will be a bit of resiliency with two bridges if one has to close.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  11. Tier1Logistics

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    Yeah, my dads just been speaking to me about this also and he said its going to cost the company he works for in Widnes a lot of money as just himself today alone has crossed the bridge 4 times today but they constantly use the bridge.

    So I would like to maybe hear about the monthly options as its going to effect all small-medium sized companies that travel up and down and cross the bridge alone.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  12. Leo-InstallingIT

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    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  13. Tier1Logistics

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    I know, we have 9 vehicles so that's £810 per month and we also hire 5 extras as we took on another contract on a temp contract which may be coming permanent so we will have 13 which will cost £1170.00.... So will have to implement what vehicles to have crossing.

    Just something companies are going to have to look into further to see what can be done to make it cost effective. I don't really want to bump the prices up that we currently charge for our courier service etc as we have build a great client base based on these prices not changing.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  14. Leo-InstallingIT

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    Are yours all under 3.5 tonnes?
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  15. Tier1Logistics

    Tier1Logistics UKBF Regular Free Member

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    We have 3x 7.5 Tonnes, 1x Sprinter LWB, 1x Crafter & Rest run from sprinters down to small vans. We also have 3x Container Lorries for our larger shipments and deliveries etc. Got more when I have to think lol.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2015 By: Tier1Logistics Member since: Jul 29, 2015
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  16. avalanche

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    Don't worry - there will be a reduction in road tax to compensate us
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2015 By: avalanche Member since: Aug 19, 2010
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  17. Leo-InstallingIT

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    That will be one heck of a road tax reduction!
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2015 By: Leo-InstallingIT Member since: Oct 7, 2006
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  18. Ben Evans

    Ben Evans UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    As someone whom resides in Liverpool, I think it is just another way on capitalising on ways getting into the city. The current Runcorn bridge is more than self sufficient.
     
    Posted: Sep 30, 2015 By: Ben Evans Member since: Sep 30, 2015
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  19. CKCouriers

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    From our understanding, they will close the old bridge for refurbishment once the new one opens. Once that refurbishment is complete, the old bridge will reopen as a toll bridge. I guess the M6 toll served as a lesson, in that hardly anyone will use a toll as an alternative to a free road.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2017 By: CKCouriers Member since: Feb 19, 2014
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