Public transport



Better connected

Through an integrated network of rapid and reliable public transport we are committed to making public transport the easiest way to travel in our city, and beyond.

Portsmouth is the economic centre of the south east Hampshire region attracting people from Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville and the Isle of Wight for work, education and leisure. However, our roads are reaching capacity, and this is having a negative impact on productivity, economic growth and air quality. We need cleaner and greener travel options.

How will we achieve this?

Working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, the Isle of Wight Council and local transport operators, we are delivering a programme called South East Hampshire Rapid Transit. Through a network of bus priority routes, direct rapid transit services will reduce journey times for those travelling into the city by bus.

In September 2020 the Portsmouth city region was successfully awarded just under £56 million from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). Part of this investment will fund the next phase of South East Hampshire Rapid Transit, while supporting a number of active travel schemes across the region.

Portsmouth City Council is focussing its £26 million share of the investment on bus priority measures across the city to reduce journey times and improve reliability of services, making travelling by bus an even more attractive option.

Projects address congestion pinch points on key bus routes along Lake Road, Southampton Road, in the city centre, at Rudmore roundabout and Portsbridge area junctions

Find out more about these schemes

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