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Closure Of Kingsway Tunnel Friday 16 Jan January 15, 2009

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tunnelThat’s tomorrow!

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight from 7pm on Friday 16th January.

It will re-open at 6.30am on Saturday morning.

The Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel will remain open as usual.

The night time works involve removing a major overhead gantry sign which spans the Wallasey plaza end of the Kingsway Tunnel.

As a result of the closure, all class 1 and class 2 traffic (cars; light vans; vehicles with two or less axles; and vehicles seating nine or less people) will be diverted to the Queensway Tunnel.

Unfortunately, Heavy Goods Vehicles (class 3 and class 4 traffic) are not permitted to use the Queensway Tunnel and, therefore, will be diverted via the Runcorn Bridge.

For more information contact Merseytravel’s Press Office tel: 0151 330 1151

Thousands Going Underground! June 11, 2008

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Queensway Tunnel. Image taken from WikipediaA Unique Experience to Walk the Mersey Tunnel

At least five thousand people will be walking through the Queensway Tunnel, as part of Merseytravel’s historic walkthrough event ‘Under and Over the Mersey’.

Held on Sunday 15 June, Under and Over the Mersey will give families a rare chance to walk through a closed Mersey tunnel and travel back across the water on the Mersey Ferry. It will be only the fourth time in the history of the tunnels they will have been closed for a walkthrough.

Street performers from Liverpool Lighthouse will provide the colour and carnival atmosphere; there will be special performances by the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and a vintage car rally.

The event, which will be held between 11am and 4pm, will cost £5 per person or £15 for a family of up to two adults and two children. Children under five will go free.

Everyone taking part will receive a specially cast commemorative medal, a certificate and a DVD along with free travel on the Mersey Ferries to and from the event. Half price rail travel is available on Merseyrail and Northern Rail for those who pre-register for this event.
Merseytravel has opened up registration for people to enter the event via any of the Merseytravel Travel Centres across the region. Organisers will also be taking registrations on the day of the event between 12noon and 2.30pm.

For further details about taking part contact Pennine Events on 01695 682020 or email denise@pennineevents.co.uk.