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Woodside Ferry Terminal is getting a GLOW up!

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Our beloved Woodside Ferry Terminal is set to get a major upgrade worth £8.6m as part of a large project between the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Wirral Council, to turn the area into a ‘vibrant and unique waterfront destination’. 

In October 2022, we said a temporary farewell to Woodside Ferry Terminal as we closed the terminal doors for upgrade works and celebrated the reopening of Seacombe Ferry Terminal. Seacombe terminal underwent a multi-million-pound modernisation, supported by a £7m investment from Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Combined Authority. 

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.   

We are happy to announce Woodside Ferry Terminal is set to reopen from summer 2025, following complex engineering work to install a new landing stage and linkspan bridge.This upgrade is being made possible by Levelling Up funding from Wirral Council, which is currently consulting on a £23m masterplan to breathe new life into the area and to secure the future of the iconic tourist attraction. 

The Future of Mersey Ferries 

The exciting upgrade work at both terminals is just part of the masterplan for Mersey Ferries improvements. In December last year, Mayor Rotheram signed a £26m contract with nearby Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird to build the first new Mersey Ferry in 60 years. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates on this project.  

“The Woodside Ferry Terminal was constructed in 1985, it’s almost 40 years old and in need of modernisation so we’re able to keep up with the needs of a growing and diverse population. This is a great opportunity for us to improve the area for residents however, it’s also a prime time to start encouraging even more tourists to explore the other side of the water by bringing Mersey Ferries back to the area and restoring the service between Woodside and Pier Head, improving the transport links for residents and visitors alike.”

Cllr Steve Foulkes

Chair of the Liverpool Combined Authority Transport Committee

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