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TIMELINE

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.

  • 2008

    Bus priority corridor introduced on the A3 (the Star corridor)

  • 2011

    June

    Redlands Lane/A27 bus priority scheme, Fareham

  • 2012

    Eclipse busway phase 1a completed

    April

    Western Way /Portland Street Bus Lane, Fareham

  • 2014

    April

    Portsmouth Park & Ride opens

    July

    Solent Go multi-operator smartcard launched

  • 2017

    May

    The Hard Public Transport Interchange is transformed

    June

    Contactless payment on buses

    November

    Station Roundabout/Gudge Heath Lane improvement, Fareham

    Eclipse Busway extension to Rowner Road (National Productivity Infrastructure Funding award) Gosport

  • 2019

    March
    Tranche 1 funding announced

    June
    Strategic Outline Business Case draft submission

    November
    Strategic Outline Business Case final

  • 2019 - 2023

    Schemes will be delivered

  • Future Phases

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