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Major Works to be Carried Out on Merseyside's Wirral Ferry Terminal

15th May 2018
Twelve Quays Terminal in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside where major works are to take place to enable 'next-generation' ro-ro ferries that Stena Line are to introduce on the Belfast route from next year Twelve Quays Terminal in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside where major works are to take place to enable 'next-generation' ro-ro ferries that Stena Line are to introduce on the Belfast route from next year Photo: WirralGlobe -facebook

#FerryNews - Major works are to be carried out at an Irish Sea ferryport at the Wirral dock connecting Merseyside with Northern Ireland, as a scheme to accommodate bigger ferries is completed.

As the Wirral Globe reports, the works will involve a new fixed bridge built to connect the 12 Quays Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead with larger 'new generation' ships being introduced by Stena Line.

The port between East Float and the River Mersey is the only one connecting Liverpool with Belfast, and the plans will also see an upper deck extension to the existing pontoon – the platform from which cars board the ferries.

The new bridge will have two lanes, and is being built to accommodate the new ferries that will have two decks for vehicles and a capacity of 200.

The current ferries hold just 150 across a single deck, and are said to be 'reaching the end of their operational life.'

Two new 'roll on-roll off' ferries are currently under construction, and due to be in use from September next year.

To read more on the new ferryport infrastructure, click here. 

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