Portsmouth MP ramps up efforts to improve infrastructure links to Fratton Park

A CITY MP has increased efforts to bring decision-makers together to develop and build a new footbridge from Fratton station to Fratton Park.

By Sophie Lewis
Friday, 5th August 2022, 2:58 pm
Updated Friday, 5th August 2022, 2:58 pm
Stephen Morgan meeting with Pompey Football Club and local land owners
Stephen Morgan meeting with Pompey Football Club and local land owners

Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South, has met with the Portsmouth Football Club and landowners to determine potential areas that a footbridge could be built.

Portsmouth Football Club has been developing the North stand and are hoping to regenerate the north area of Fratton, which includes the redevelopment of the Pompey Centre.

Mr Morgan, said: ‘Our football club’s success is our city’s success, and I will always do what I can as MP to help the Club fulfil its ambitions and to bring benefits to fans and to Portsmouth.

Stephen Morgan has met with Portsmouth Football Club and land owners to discuss a footbridge connecting Fratton Station and Fratton Park

‘It was really useful to meet with landowners on site with the Club’s representatives to look at options for the pedestrian walkway, and agree on next steps to ensure these plans become a reality.’

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It is encouraged that fans attending the games travel to the stadium via park and ride on the train.

Stephen has supported Pompey Football Club for a long time, and he has been working hard to unlock investment and ensure public safety.

The MP has set up a regular forum, bringing decision-makers together, with involvement from PFC, Network Rail, landowners and the city council.

Mr Morgan added: ‘Key decision-makers must play their part in this, and I will continue to do all I can to make sure that happens.’