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THIS SERVICED HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
ALTERNATIVE FERRY SERVICES FROM ENGLAND WALES AND SCOTLAND TO NORTHERN
IRELAND AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
DFDS has announced the closure of the Liverpool/Birkenhead to Dublin
and the Liverpool to Belfast ferry crossing from the end of January 2011.
DFDS Seaways recently merged with NorfolkLine. NorfolkLine has been running ferry
services across the Irish Sea and between Dover and Dunkirk, whereas
operated in the North Sea and the Baltic. The merger made sense in bringing to the
NorfolkLine operations the strength of DFDS Seaways, part of one of the largest
shipping groups in Europe, with unrivalled experience of both general shipping and
ferry operations. For the time being the Irish ferry crossings will operate under
the DFDS NorfolkLine banner.
OTHER DFDS AND NORFOLK LINE FERRY ROUTES:
DFDS Ferries Copenhagen Oslo -
DFDS Ferries Harwich Esbjerg -
DFDS Ferries Newcastle Amsterdam -
DFDS Norfolk Line Dover Dunkirk
The ferry services from Liverpool will continue to serve Belfast in Northern
Ireland. Liverpool is well-placed as it is easy to access from the M62 motorway,
itself connected to the rest of the UK motorway network. Using the Liverpool Belfast
ferry avoids the need to travel to Larne, and, given the high cost of fuel, the
savings on driving costs make the Liverpool Belfast ferry crossing very cost effective.
In fact the ferries for Belfast depart from Birkenhead rather than Liverpool.
Birkenhead is across the Mersey from Liverpool and is accessed through the Kingsway
Tunnel. There are two ferries every day from Liverpool to Belfast, one during the
daytime and one overnight. The Liverpool Belfast crossing takes about 8 hours..
|A further benefit of the merger of NorfolkLine
and DFDS Seways is that there is now a greater choice of the so-called "landbridge"
crossings between Ireland and Europe. Travellers can now combine the previous
NorfolkLine Irish Sea ferry routes with the existing DFDS ferries between
the UK and Scandinavia and Holland.
So it's simply an easy drive across England to reach Newcastle and embark
to Amsterdam, or head across to Harwich for Esbjerg, both crossings now
accessible with the same company in addition to the Dover Dunkirk ferries.