Twelve Quays

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Twelve Quays
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Twelve Quays at dusk
Location Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°24′04″N 3°00′43″W / 53.401°N 3.012°W / 53.401; -3.012
Opened 2002[1]
Owner Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

Coordinates: 53°23′46″N 3°00′18″W / 53.396°N 3.005°W / 53.396; -3.005 The Twelve Quays ferry terminal is located on the River Mersey at Birkenhead, Wirral Peninsula, England. The terminal was opened in Summer 2002 at a cost of £25m.[2] It is used for transporting passengers and freight between Merseyside and Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Owned by Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, the terminal replaces facilities at Brocklebank and Canada docks at Liverpool & reduces voyage times between Liverpool and Ireland by 90 minutes.[3]

Twelve Quays has a floating landing stage in the river that can take two ro-ro ferries at the same time. The terminal provides vehicle parking space on the site of the former Wallasey Dock.

The rest of the Twelve Quays area is a developing high-tech business park.

Bus link to Hamilton Square railway station[edit]

A courtesy bus operates from the terminal to a stop outside Birkenhead Hamilton Square railway station (and vice versa) in connection with Stena Line ferry sailings to/ from Belfast. Through ticketing is available. [4]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Maritime Journal - Trials Mirth at Twelve Quays Berth 2002, Maritime Journal, 1 June 2002, retrieved 15 January 2012 
  2. ^ Maritime Journal - Trials Mirth at Twelve Quays Berth 2002, Maritime Journal, 1 June 2002, retrieved 15 January 2012 
  3. ^ Maritime Journal - Trials Mirth at Twelve Quays Berth 2002, Maritime Journal, 1 June 2002, retrieved 15 January 2012 
  4. ^ http://seat61.com/NorthernIreland.htm#London-Belfast-via-Liverpool