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Government gives Portsmouth City Council the green light to retrofit buses

Portsmouth City Council has been awarded £1.5 million from the government to upgrade 105 of the city's buses so they meet the Euro VI emission standard. Buses which travel through specific areas of the city have been selected to receive new greener exhaust systems to improve air quality. A...

Cough cough, engine off!

Portsmouth City Council tells motorists 'Cough, cough. Engine off' in a new anti-idling campaign. Launched in January, the campaign encourages drivers to switch off their engines when stationary to reduce the amount of harmful emissions polluting the air we breathe. Through the campaign, the...

Plans for extension to Portsmouth Park and Ride site

Steps are being taken to reduce congestion on Portsmouth's roads with an extension to the city's park and ride service. A proposal to allocate £350,000 is set to go forward to fund design work to increase the site's capacity by approximately 1000 additional spaces. The plan is to build a four to...

Community speedwatch - back on the road!

Portsmouth City Council is backing two Community Speedwatch schemes in an effort to reduce the number of drivers speeding on the city's roads. Operating in the north and the south of the city, both groups have just received brand new speed detection equipment from the council's road safety team to...

Plan your travel for Dickens Christmas Festival

As Portsmouth prepares for another busy weekend, the council is encouraging visitors travelling to the city to use public transport. The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Dickens Christmas Festival takes place between Friday 30 November and Sunday 2 December. Visitors planning to travel into Portsmouth...

Bus services subsidised by council to support Portsmouth residents

Three local bus services affected by recent First Bus changes have been resumed thanks to essential funding from Portsmouth City Council. Working with bus operator First Bus, the council is subsidising three bus services to part replace services lost in Old Portsmouth and Tipner, and the Sunday 13/...

Park & Ride into Portsmouth this Black Friday

The Portsmouth Park & Ride will be running an enhanced service for Black Friday shopping events this weekend (23 - 25 November). Starting on Friday, buses will run more frequently than usual with the last bus departing the Hard Interchange at 10.30pm. On Saturday buses will run every 5 minutes...
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Win a bike in our free prize draw

Pledge to try a different way of travelling into the city and you could win a bike! 1. Use the Journey Planner on the Home tab at the top of this page to plan your journey and see the different ways you could travel. 2. Take a look at the useful information about your chosen mode under the Get...

Plan Agreed to Run Integrated Bus Services with Hayling Ferry in September

Customers wanting to travel on public transport between Portsmouth and Hayling Island will be able to do so much more easily from Monday 24 September. Hayling Ferry, First Solent, Portsmouth and Havant Councils have agreed to launch an integrated public transport service which connects bus services...

New city centre and uni service for Park & Ride

Portsmouth's Park & Ride is introducing a new route taking in Portsmouth and Southsea train station and the centre of the university campus. From Monday 10 September, in time for the start of the new university term, the Park & Ride will run two services: PR1 will run the usual route from...

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