Visitors wanting to visit the D-Day Story or Portsmouth’s gorgeous seafront could be enjoying a relaxing bus journey to the beach again this year if plans are approved to bring back the Southsea park and ride service for the summer.

After careful review of last year’s summer bus services, Portsmouth City Council is proposing to run the Southsea park and ride service again this year on weekends between May to September and daily throughout the summer holidays.  This will provide people with an affordable and relaxing way to visit our seafront city.

Sightseers, and locals alike will be able to park stress free at the Portsmouth Park & Ride for just £4 for up to 5 people, and then catch a regular bus into Southsea for a visit to the beach or to Southsea’s shops, all the while helping to improve noise and air pollution in Portsmouth.

Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, said: “The Portsmouth Park and Ride is really important to our community, and is valued by day-trippers, visitors and locals alike, who all want to avoid driving into the city centre and struggling to find a parking spot. We know the park and ride has huge benefits including reducing congestion and air pollution in the summer. I look forward to discussing the recommendations to extend park and ride services for summer 2023 at the decision meeting”.

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