New Park & Ride passes hope to cut Portsmouth congestion further

Regular users of Portsmouth Park & Ride are being rewarded as prices will fall to just £2 per day from Monday 8th August 2016. The price reduction will coincide with Portsmouth City Council launching new Commuter and Visitor passes.

Customers will be able to purchase a Commuterpass 50, Commuterpass 20, or Visitorpass 10 at the smartcard machine in the park and ride terminal building or at parkandride.portsmouth.gov.uk.

The passes have been launched to reward the most regular customers of the park and ride and are valid for longer. A one day ticket will stay the same at £4.

Pass
Counterpass 50
Counterpass 20
Visitorpass 10

Price
£100
£50
£30

Uses
50
20
10

Price per use
£2.00
£2.50
£3.00

Valid for
One year
Six months
One year

Councillor Jim Fleming, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, said: “By reducing the cost for frequent users Portsmouth Park & Ride will be the most cost-effective way to commute to work in the city. If you purchase a smartcard there is no need to queue at ticket machines and no need to queue in traffic.”

Portsmouth Park & Ride is located on the M275 entrance to Portsmouth. Buses run every 15 minutes Monday to Friday in term time and Sundays and every ten minutes on Saturday’s and during school holidays. The terminal building has toilets, baby changing facilities, and real time bus information.

Extra late night services are running this summer, Monday to Friday until Friday 2nd September 2016. The later service will depart The Hard Interchange every 30 minutes from 7:30pm until 9:30pm — it will depart the city centre stop four minutes later.