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