In September 2018, Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council were one of just twelve city regions successfully shortlisted to bid for a share of the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund for public transport improvements. Isle of Wight Council signed up to the scheme shortly afterwards.
Building on the success of the Star, Eclipse, and the 23 and 700 services, the Hard Interchange and Portsmouth Park & Ride, the Transforming Cities Fund will enable the next phase of the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit network.
Bus priority corridor introduced on the A3 (the Star corridor)
Redlands Lane/A27 bus priority scheme, Fareham
Eclipse busway phase 1a completed
Western Way /Portland Street Bus Lane, Fareham
Portsmouth Park & Ride opens
Solent Go multi-operator smartcard launched
The Hard Public Transport Interchange is transformed
Contactless payment on buses
Station Roundabout/Gudge Heath Lane improvement, Fareham
Eclipse Busway extension to Rowner Road (National Productivity Infrastructure Funding award) Gosport
Tranche 1 funding announced
Strategic Outline Business Case draft submission
Strategic Outline Business Case final
Schemes will be delivered