‘Hop on’ ANY bus with more convenient tickets in Portsmouth

Bus users in Portsmouth have reason to celebrate as the city unveils a range of new bus tickets, for both First and Stagecoach buses, that promise to make bus travel more convenient and accessible to all. Effective from the 11 February, three new bus tickets are available to people travelling alone or as part of […]

Hundreds of older person bus pass holders benefit from free travel to Portsmouth hospitals

A successful trial of free early morning journeys, before 9am, to hospital appointments for Portsmouth City Council issued older person bus pass holders could lead to the council making this scheme permanent. At the Transport decision meeting next week, the council will consider making permanent the current trial for earlier free travel, before 9am, for […]

Portsmouth licensed private hire vehicles in bus lanes trial proves a success

Allowing private hire vehicles to use five bus lanes in Portsmouth to improve reliability has proved a success. Portsmouth City Council carried out a successful 14-month trial of Portsmouth-licensed private hire vehicles – cars that can be booked using a phone or an app but can’t use taxi ranks – giving them permission to use […]

New cycleway in Peterborough City Council will encourage active travel

Members of Peterborough City Council’s cabinet today authorised a works order of up to £2million for Milestone Infrastructure Ltd to build the cycleway along Thorpe Wood and a section of Thorpe Road. The move comes after the council received around £3 million from the government’s Active Travel England scheme, as part of a joint bid […]

Thousands of litres pumped off Portsmouth roads as part of storm response

More than 44,000 litres of water was pumped off one Portsmouth road as part of work to keep the city moving during Storm Ciarán. Gully tankers removed the remarkable amount of water from the Eastern Road, in addition to thousands of litres removed from roads across the rest of the city. As well as pumping […]

A win for Portsmouth train users, London one-day travelcards are saved

Portsmouth City Council has celebrated the news that the Mayor of London has withdrawn the proposal to cease the sale of one-day travelcards for people travelling into and throughout London. The Transport for London (TfL) one-day travelcard provides travel on buses, the underground and train services in London, and are often sold in combination with […]

Improved road safety at two key schools in Portsmouth to be discussed

Parents and children could benefit from improved road safety around two schools in Portsmouth thanks to proposed permanent School Streets set to be discussed at a forthcoming meeting. School Streets work by restricting non-essential motor vehicles on a road or roads outside a school. This allows parents, carers, pupils and school staff to enjoy safer […]

Innovation Festival offers delegates real-world connected demonstration

For the first time, visitors to a major road industry event will have the opportunity to receive virtual messages in their own vehicles, and not just in test vehicles on tracks. The Transport Technology Forum is undertaking a series of connected vehicle demonstrations at the LCRIG Innovation Festival on the 4 and 5 July, which […]

Portsmouth residents praised for actions that reduce city’s air pollution

Residents in Portsmouth are being praised for their efforts to help improve air quality in the city. The message comes as an air quality report is being submitted to Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet meeting that shows that in the first three months of operation nearly all vehicles (95 per cent) travelling through the recently installed […]

Transport hub set to expand aspirations of the city of Portsmouth

The gateway into the city of Portsmouth is set to be transformed with the creation of a new transport hub that supports the successful delivery of ambitious plans for the city and port. Portsmouth City Council’s planning committee has approved the outline plans that set out principles for developing detailed designs for a new transport […]


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