A WIRRAL company has won the support of the Department for Transport to re-launch a hovercraft service that was last seen in the 1960s.
Hoverlink (NW) believes the service could take 200,000 visitors to and from destinations including Wirral, North Wales, Blackpool, Southport and Liverpool each year and is expected to be operational from 2015.
The scheme, supported by Wirral Council's regeneration department, will run from New Brighton's lifeboat station's launch stage.
The enterprise will cost around £1m to set up and could create 100 permanent jobs.
The business and tourism service will feature a route to Liverpool John Lennon Airport – the world’s only airport hovercraft shuttle.
Hoverlink representatives presented their proposals to Under Secretary for Transport Robert Goodwill MP at Westminster on Wednesday.
Other politicians attending the briefing included Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside and chair of the Transport Select Committee, Wirral West MP Esther McVey, Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane and Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard.
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Could be good fun if it does start up again.