First reduces price of ticket for Eclipse bus

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TRAVELLING between Fareham and Gosport has been made cheaper due to a reduction in the fare.

First has announced changes to the weekly ticket price for the Eclipse service, which runs every six minutes along a dedicated bus route.

The FirstWeek Eclipse ticket, which offers unlimited travel for seven days, has dropped to £18 instead of £19, bringing it in line with the FirstWeek Portsmouth fare.

Vicky Williams, marketing manager at First Hampshire, said: ‘We hope the reduction in price will prompt more people to think about changing from the car to the bus.

‘Since the service was launched in April 2012, 64 per cent more people now use the Eclipse service than the services it replaced.

‘Around 14 per cent have made the shift from car to bus, having realised the convenience of using a modern vehicle with its own dedicated busway.’

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