Travelcard for Solent region to be launched

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A UNIQUE travelcard has been launched in Portsmouth.

Solent Go gives residents and visitors almost unlimited bus travel across the region combined with ferry journeys for the first time.

It replaces the existing Solent Travelcard and will make leisure and commuter journeys easier than before.

Solent Go costs £8 per day, £30 per week and £100 per month for almost unlimited bus travel across the region.

A selection of ferry tickets can be added.

Lower cost, city-based travelcards will be available from October.

Solent Transport is also working with attractions in the south Hampshire area to offer discounts and two-for-one entry.

Solent Transport’s Thomas King said: ‘The travelcard is great news for everyone in the south Hampshire region.

‘We’re confident that those who already use public transport will find their journeys quicker.

‘I hope it will encourage those who have yet to try out the great public transport options in the area will find a much improved and sustainable option.’

The travelcards are available to buy online at