Victoria Terminal 2 reopens at Belfast Harbour following £3m upgrade

Paul Grant (left) from Stena Line with Belfast Harbour's port director, Michael Robinson (right), at the new Stena Line VT2 passenger terminal.

STENA Line has opened its new passenger terminal at Belfast Harbour following a £3 million upgrade.

The ferry operator said the new look Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2) will cater for the increased passenger levels on the Belfast to Birkenhead route.

The development, co-funded by Stena and Belfast Harbour, includes a new departure lounge with an increased capacity for approximately 200 people, as well as a new café and passenger waiting area.

Three new vehicle check-in booths have also been installed, alongside extended queueing areas for passengers in vehicles and coaches.

Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Irish Sea trade director said: “In partnership with Belfast Harbour, we have taken our old and dated building, with limited space, and totally modernised the design with a great new range of improved facilities.

“Customers using our new modern vessels needed a new modern terminal to serve them and now they have that, to ensure they get the best travel experience from departure to arrival," he added.

"Over the past 26 years we have grown our Belfast hub into the biggest within the Stena group across all of our European routes, and we will continue to invest and improve our services in Belfast and Northern Ireland.”

Stena's Paul Grant with Belfast Harbour's Michael Robinson inside the new VT2 terminal.

Belfast Harbour’s port director, Michael Robinson described the investment in VT2 as “significant”.

“We believe that providing modern facilities for our customers and investing in the Port’s core infrastructure is essential to supporting our partners’ ambitions, and to achieving our goal of becoming one of the world’s leading regional ports.

“As passenger traffic levels on Stena Line’s services continues to grow, we are committed to supporting our partners at Stena Line, as they meet increasing customer demand.”