Mersey Ferries has announced that Seacombe Ferry Terminal is temporarily closing for major refurbishment works in the new year.
The works will see the linkspan bridges, which are over 130 years old and coming to the end of their operational life, replaced and the landing stage undergo a major
refurbishment, including upgrading the mooring bollards and installing new powered gangways. The pontoon will be removed from the water to carry out these works.
This should allow the stage to operate for another 25 years before any major maintenance intervention is needed.
For the duration of these works, the ferries will not be able to berth and therefore Seacombe Ferry Terminal will close. We will use this opportunity to carry out other maintenance requirements in the terminal itself and work with Eureka Mersey! to prepare for their works planned in and around this site.
Our commuters will still be able to travel cross-river as services will be running between Pier Head terminal in Liverpool and Woodside terminal in Wirral, for the duration of the works. Cross-river services will also operate during the day. Full timetable available online.
Ferry services will be suspended after the final commuter services on Friday 18 December 2020. They will resume at Woodside from the first commuter service on Monday 4 January 2021. The works are due to be completed in summer 2021.
The same timetable as is currently used at Seacombe will apply to commuter services at Woodside. Commuters who pay for weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly passes will also still benefit from free parking at Woodside.
The move to Woodside will also coincide with the re-opening of the U-Boat Story to the public.