New Number 25 bus service launched

Campaign by Lib Dem councillors and campaigners sees a new 7 day-a-week service linking Old Portsmouth, Southsea, Eastney and The Hayling Ferry

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the company 'First Bus' withdrew some local bus services including the number 6, 15 and 16. These changes have left many without a bus service.

Local Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors have been working hard to resolve this situation.

We are very happy to be able to let you know that, with effect Sunday 30th August, a new bus service - number 25 - will start operating to provide passengers with a direct link between The Hard interchange and The Hayling Ferry.

Other prominent areas featured along the route include Gunwharf Quays, The Hotwalls, Portsmouth Cathedral, Southsea Shops, Waverley Road, Albert Road shops, Lawrence Road, Devonshire Avenue, Bransbury Park and Eastney.

In addition, the 25 service will start earlier in the morning and finish later in the afternoon than some of the previous services. The 25 service will run every 45 minutes off-peak between Monday and Saturday and every 90 minutes during peak hours and on Sundays and bank holidays. The timetable can be found here.

We hope this enhanced bus service is something you welcome - and will use. The 25 will be a supported service, subsidised by Portsmouth City Council, so we must do everything we can to ensure passenger numbers are as high as possible, to ensure its long term provision.

Pictured below: Liberal Democrat councillors Steve Pitt, Matthew Winnington, Lynne Stagg, Hugh Mason and Chris Attwell at the launch of the new Number 25 bus service

Number 25 bus launch

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