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No doubt you have read about the recent upheaval with bus timetables. Now, I am no bus traveller, although, like most of us, I was once.

Here is a timetable for the trolleybus service No3 from Cosham railway gates to South Parade Pier.

As you can see, there were five buses an hour at 9, 21, 33, 45 and 57 minutes past the hour.

The last service all the way through was at 10.45pm, but you could still board a bus at 11.09pm as far as Fratton Bridge and until 11.28pm to North End.

Of course, if these services were running today most would be empty as we know.

Not many people had cars so public transport was the only way and the City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Office certainly offered a service second to none.

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