Key update on Isle of Man ferry terminal progress and completion date
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An update has been issued on the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal project
The construction of the terminal linking the Isle of Man to Liverpool is on track to be completed by its deadline of March this year after previous delays have held up the project.
Today the Manx Government confirmed the project is set to welcome the first passengers onto the ferry towards the end of March.
The project was started in November 2019 with an initial deadline of August 2021, though that was delayed with the Manx Government citing the impact of the pandemic. However, in October of last year a major milestone was reached when the linkspan (a type of drawbridge) was installed.
The operation involved the use of a specialist crane ship carrying infrastructure weighing a total of 430 tonnes into place at the new facility.
A spokesperson for the Manx Government said: "The Isle of Man Government looks forward to the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal coming into full operation soon and wishes to thank local residents and the wider community for their patience and support while construction has been ongoing."
The terminal building will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 passengers, and will provide 1,145 metres of vehicle lanes.