Seacombe Terminal Reopening

Published on

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

We’re happy to announce Mersey Ferries services are making a welcome return to Seacombe, Wirral, following a major upgrade of the ferry terminal that has welcomed passengers for hundreds of years. 

Both Direct Cross-river (Commuter) and River Explorer Cruises will start running from Seacombe on Monday 17 October, for the first time since it closed nearly two years ago. 

The Works

As part of this multi-million pound investment, both the 130-year-old linkspan bridges were replaced, signifying a major piece of engineering work.

The landing stage has been refurbished and passengers will notice new powered gangways to help people get on and off the ferry easily and safely as well as a contemporary ticket office area – integrating fully with the new Eureka! Science + Discovery attraction. 

It’s fantastic news that ferry services will be returning to Seacombe soon and we’re extremely grateful for the patience our loyal customers have shown while these improvement works have taken place.

The re-opening of Seacombe will allow us to begin works at Woodside and bring it up to the same standard and support the on-going regeneration works in Birkenhead.

The Mersey Ferries are an important part of our cultural identity in the city region. These works at both of our Wirral terminals will make sure the ferries can continue to operate from there for many years to come.”

Cllr Liam Robinson, Transport and Air Quality portfolio holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Woodside Terminal Closure

As we welcome back Seacombe Ferry Terminal, we will be saying a temporary farewell to Woodside Ferry Terminal, Wirral, which is set to close for a similar upgrade closely linked to wider regeneration plans for the local area. 

Improvement works at both ferry terminals are part of the Combined Authority’s plans to help make sure our iconic ferries can sail along the River Mersey for generations to come, helping passengers to cross the river quickly while taking in the best views of the Liverpool and Wirral waterfronts. 

The last service from Woodside Ferry Terminal will be at 4.20pm on Sunday 16 October. Service will restart again at 7.20am Monday 17 from Seacombe Ferry Terminal. Check our online timetables here.

Looking to the Future

Passenger numbers have recovered strongly following the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest data suggests the number of people enjoying the ferries has risen to pre-pandemic levels, with significant further growth predicted over the coming years. 

The reopening of Seacombe Ferry Terminal comes at an exciting time, just a few weeks ahead of the opening of the Eureka! Science + Discovery in the coming weeks. The new attraction coming to Wirral is set to open on Friday 11 November. Mersey Ferries is offering Eureka! Science + Discovery ticket holders an introductory 20% discount on all River Explorer Cruise tickets.  A valid Eureka! Science + Discovery ticket must be presented when buying or collecting your discounted ferry tickets from our ticket counter. Terms and conditions apply. 

For more information about the new science and discovery centre visit Eureka! Science + Discovery (

We’re hugely grateful to our loyal customers for their patience while these works have been carried out and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Seacombe.