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Happy Birthday Park & Ride

5 April 2018, 09:00

Portsmouth’s Park and Ride is four years old today (5 April).

The first Park and Ride bus departed the M275 terminal on Saturday 5 April 2014 and during its opening week welcomed more than 7,000 customers.

Over the past four years an impressive 870,000 people have used the service and almost half a million cars have parked in the car park. This summer the service hopes to celebrate its one millionth customer.

On average the service sees 4,000 passengers a week and 17,000 a month. August 2017 was the busiest month to date with over 30,000 passengers choosing Park and Ride to travel in to the city.

Conveniently located on the M275 entrance to the city, the Park and Ride is open seven days a week with stops for Portsmouth International Port, Charles Dickens birthplace, the city centre, and The Hard for the Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays.

By parking their cars in the car park and using the Park and Ride bus to travel into the city, passengers have helped save over 1,000 metric tonnes of CO2.

Portsmouth City Council launched the Park and Ride service in response to the increasing number of visitors to the city generated by recent redevelopments. Park and Ride provides a sustainable option for visitors, as well as for commuters and the many major events in the city..

City Council shows support on World Prematurity Day

16 November 2017, 15:30

Portsmouth City Council will light the Hard Interchange and Park & Ride Terminal in purple this Friday in support of World Prematurity Day (17 November).

By lighting prominent buildings such as these, national charity Ickle Pickle aims to highlight the need for vital specialised equipment needed by neonatal units across the country.

Locally, the charity is fundraising so the neonatal unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital can purchase new incubators. This essential equipment mimics the womb and provides a warm, safe and sterile environment for small and sick babies. So far 20% of the £250,000 target has been raised.

The Ickle Pickle Partnership turns gifts and donations into specialised intensive care equipment, such as incubators and ventilators, to help neonatal units care for babies born too soon or with an illness.

For more information or to make a donation visit the Ickle Pickle site.

Park & Ride Portsmouth gets another stop!

8 November 2017, 17:00

In response to customer feedback, we've introduced a new stop to our route. The Cascades stop, which will be available from Friday 10 November, is handy for people wishing to visit Cascades Shopping Centre and the city centre shops. Perfect timing for Christmas shopping!

Our Park & Ride bus will stop at the existing St Agatha's bus stop on Marketway, which is just a two minute walk from Cascades Shopping Centre - and a little closer than the City Centre stop at Victoria Park. Passengers wishing to return to the Park & Ride terminal can use the stop opposite Victoria Park on Bishop Crispian Way.