Southsea Common weekend Park and Ride service to return for the summer - here is when

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Portsmouth City Council have announced that a popular Park and Ride route will be returning this summer.

The Southsea Park and Ride weekend service will be returning from Saturday, June 29 until Sunday, September 1. With a number of big events taking place on Southsea Common over the summer, including Victorious Festival and Race for Life events, this will be welcome news for visitors commuting into the city.

In addition to the announced weekend trips to Southsea Common, additional services will also be put on for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 8 with buses running every 15 minutes.

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The Park and Ride facility can be found off Junction 1 of the M275 with buses running to Southsea every 30 minutes on a normal weekend. The first bus departs at 9.35am with the last bus leaving the D-Day Story bus stop at 7.35pm. The car park opens 30 minutes before the first bus and closes 30 minutes after the last bus returns. Services will be increased for the Kite Festival on July 27 and 28 with buses running every 15 minutes.

Cllr Peter Candlish, cabinet member for transport, said: "The Park and Ride service offers visitors a seamless way to enjoy Southsea's vibrant events, attractions, and beautiful seafront without the hassle of traffic and parking. By choosing this convenient travel option, visitors not only save time but also contribute to reducing air pollution and easing congestion in our city."

Tickets can be purchased via ticket machines at the Park and Ride facility or via the Ringo App by selecting car park 1398. The Southsea route will be running alongside the usual daily service which goes to the Hard Interchange and city centre.

Further information on the service and schedule can be found on the Portsmouth City Council website.

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