Solent Transport have commissioned consultants, Steer, to undertake feasibility studies into transport hubs for Hampshire, including Cosham, within the Portsmouth boundary. This initial activity is funded by National Highways (previously Highways England).

We are working in partnership to develop this feasibility study alongside existing activities, including the Bus Service Improvement Plan, which is due to be released shortly, and South East Hampshire Rapid Transit (SEHRT) schemes. The SEHRT schemes would complement this activity by helping to increase the reliability of bus times and prioritise bus travel.

Feasibility study information

What is a transport hub?

Transport hubs create more seamless journey experiences, offering a variety of facilities in the area, such as delivery lockers and toilets, around existing stations and bus terminals. They also provide more options for continuing journeys with electric vehicle charge points and bike or e-scooter hire. Developing hubs that are tailored to the location has proven successful in a variety of locations, resulting in increased accessibility while also contributing to a more sustainable transport system and greener environment.

Listening to the local community

The team developing the feasibility study has already sought views from key stakeholders including ward councillors, interest groups and operators. This week and early next week a team of council officers will be in Cosham speaking to passers-by and local businesses to gain a better understanding of how people travel to and from the area at the moment, as well as how this could be improved.

Next steps

The feasibility study will be submitted to National Highways for consideration, mid-December, with the aim of seeking funding to take this activity to the next phase. The next step would be the development of design concepts and city-wide engagement activity to understand peoples views on the improvements being proposed.