Mersey Tunnels question, plans to upgrade Mersey Tunnels in 2012/2013?

A reader asks, “Is there any plan to upgrade Mersey Tunnels in Merseyside in 2012/2013?”

Mersey Tunnel’s (part of Merseytravel) have a capital Budget estimate for 2012/2013 of £2.59 million on the following programs:-

Ongoing Schemes
2 Bidston Moss Contribution £160,000

1 ICT Infrastructure refresh/asset renewal/refurb £545,000
2 ICT Business Applications Provision £385,000
3 ICT Transport Systems £1.45 million
5 ICT Customer Services £50,000

The Mersey Tunnels 2012/2013 Revenue Budget of £36.948 million includes the following £6.375 million of Budget lines that may involve items that are an answer to your question as they may relate in full or in part to assets.


3 Repair and Maintenance of Building & Grounds £188,000
Supplies and Services

7 Equipment £25,000

8 Printing, Telephones etc £452,000

9 Operational Tools and Equipment £704,000

12 Asset Management, Repairs, Maintenance and Projects Recharge £5.006 million

Total £6.375 million.

So in total £8.965 million of budget lines in 2012/2013 that could relate to this question.

Source: CTTE/CB/HS Budget Papers (Green (Revenue) and Yellow (Capital))  for public meeting on 9th February 2012. There are also various savings (Pink) identified to the Mersey Tunnels Budget for 2012/13 that have been factored into the above figures.

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