Localised public transport needs to be improved. One option would be the unique opportunity to provide a low cost, scalable, sustainable light rail feeder service into the Mersey Rail network involves building the Streetcar as a link between Wirral Waters and the Mersey Ferries and Pier Head – as well as commuter service into transport hubs.
East Wirral already offers a unique set of circumstances to enable the project, including an existing Heritage Tram system, second hand rolling stock, existing re-usable track and positive Government support. It’s also built into the area’s history: Birkenhead was the first place in Europe to have a street tram!
Peel are currently working with Merseytravel and Wirral Council on the Street Car, which is subject to a Major Transport Fund Bid.