free web stats
Your free online newspaper for Merseyside...  

Read our Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy

Email | Latest edition | Archive | Terms & Conditions

Business Index Search


 

Navigation

 

Latest Edition
 

Back to Archive


Please beware that this is an archived news page.


This page has been archived as a historical record only.

ALL OFFERS / DEALS ARE NO LONGER VALID WITH IN THIS NEWS PAGE

Some features and links on this page might no longer be functioning.
 



© 2000-2013

PCBT Photography

Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope.

Get your Google PageRank

 
 
 
Southport Reporter® covering the news on Merseyside.

Date:- 13 March 2006

Your news... Your words...

Email us your stories and news!

Pier Head landing stage, a week on
Photos in this column taken on Sunday 11 March 2006 by L Trollope.

A WEEK on the from the sinking of the Pier Head landing stage the cross river ferry services resumed 9 March 06 with its normal cross-river sailings that started up again at 7:35am.

Mersey Ferries’ re-opened the service from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company pontoon, adjacent to Pier Head. One of the regular passengers commented "It is a vital service for commuting in Liverpool and the loss of it has made a huge impact. It might have just been a few working days of disruption, but it has brought it home just how important a service it is."

Tickets will be issued from Mersey Ferries booking office at Pier Head, but arrangements are being made to relocate the booking office to the Steam Packet pontoon.



Neil Scales, Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel, which owns and operates the Mersey Ferries, said:-
“We are extremely grateful to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for their assistance. Obviously this is a temporary measure until the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has replaced our pontoon but it was imperative that we resume services as quickly as possible for commuters and for what is going to be an extremely busy weekend at Spaceport. We have a team of internationally renowned experts on space and astronomy who will be giving public talks at Spaceport’s first ever ‘Astronomy Day’ on Saturday. The Steam Packet Company have pulled out all the stops to ensure visitors will be able to get to Seacombe by ferry for this event”.

Photos in this column taken on the day, with thanks to G Jenkins of Mersey Travel.

Email Us Your News Now

www.merseyreporter.com

 Get Skype and get calling today!