The Liverpool Link was officially opened yesterday. The new cut links the western end of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to the city centre at the Pier Head and the South Dock. According to the BBC:
Tourism leaders hope it will generate 200,000 extra visitors a year and be worth about £1.9m to the local economy.
However, according to British Waterways passage through the link will be restricted to six boats a day. So, assuming the link operates at maximum capacity, each boat will have to carry a crew of 91 who will spend £867 per boat per visit!
I don't think Starcross will be going for a while yet!