Birkenhead Transportation

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    Ferry Cross The Mersey

    by SueWarwick Updated Feb 4, 2004

    Around 1150 Hamo De Massie, who owned a considerable amount of land on Wirral, founded a Benedictine priory, dedicated to St. Mary and St. James, the remains of the Birkenhead Priory still stand today.
    The monks farmed land known as 'The
    Grange', situated where Alfred Road is
    today. To get there they would walk
    along Grange Lane, later renamed
    Grange Road.
    They took their produce to Liverpool to
    be sold in the market and kept goods that
    were not sold in a house in Water Street.
    They also ferried passengers across the
    Mersey.
    In 1357 they fares were:
    1/4 d. - for a foot passenger on a market day
    1/2d. - on other days
    1d. - for a foot-man with a pack
    2d. - for a man and laden horse
    1d. - for a man and unladen horse
    1d. - for a quarter of any sort of corn

    The establishment of the ferry service later played a significant part in the development of Birkenhead. Other ferry services were later set up for example at Eastham, and at Egremont & Seacombe in Wallasey
    Now, ferry terminals still exist in Woodside (Birkenhead) and Seacombe taking a triangular trip between the two and Liverpool

    Take a trip to Seacombe to visit the Seacombe Submarine aquarium

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    Tram

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 6, 2003

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    tram at woodside

    You can board a tram at Woodside Visitor Centre and take a ride around the Heritage Trail, stopping off at Shore Road Pumping Station, Pacific Road and Egerton Bridge - not a great distance, but OK for the novelty factor. Extending the tramway as far as Conway Street, is a possibility - then trams will be able to pick up passengers from Conway Park railway station, the main bus station and shopping centre car parks, and take them to the heart of the Birkenhead Heritage Trail.

    Trams run on the hour and every half hour 12 - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Hamilton square Station

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 1, 2003

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    Hamilton Square Station

    This station on the Merseyrail network, just 5 mins journey from Liverpool Lime street mainline staion is ideal for exploring the Hamilton Square area, Birkenhead Priory, the Pumphouse and the Docks are within walkiing distance too. The historic warships are a bit further out.

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