Roadworks to be ramped up while traffic remains low

WORK to begin treating local highways will begin this month amid low traffic levels and before the road to recovery post-coronavirus gets into gear, it has been revealed. Teams from Hampshire County Council’s highways department...
South Western Railway

Transport firms make coronavirus assurances as union urges staff to refuse to work if...

TRANSPORT bosses have assured staff and passengers they are taking coronavirus precautions, amid unions urging members to refuse to work if they feel their safety is being compromised. Chiefs at bus firms Bluestar and Morebus,...

Chris Packham presses ahead with legal action to stop HS2

NEW Forest TV presenter Chris Packham is pressing ahead amid the coronavirus crisis with his legal challenge to try to block construction of the HS2 rail project on environmental grounds. Despite the ongoing epidemic Mr...

Campaign to open up to 60 miles of bridleways to walkers and cyclists

CYCLISTS and equestrians could be given access to 60 miles of additional New Forest bridleways as part of a campaign to recognise historic rights of way. The work, which is being undertaken by a coalition...
Wightlink

Wightlink to suspend Lymington-Yarmouth ferry

WIGHTLINK has announced the suspension of its Lymington-Yarmouth car ferry route after the last sailing tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent...
A31 M27 closures

Roadworks suspended as council focuses on critical engineering

HAMPSHIRE County Council is directing all available highways resources to emergency and safety-related roadworks during the coronavirus outbreak. This means that, once sites have been made safe, all non-essential work on road construction sites, including...

Public transport scaled back amid outbreak lockdown

TRANSPORT services have been scaled back across the New Forest and Christchurch as the public has been urged to avoid unnecessary journeys. South Western Railway said it had reduced the number of trains running on...

Town train station shares £20m disability access cash

DISABLED passengers are set to benefit from improved access at Totton railway station thanks to a share of £20m of government funding. Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced earlier this month that 124 stations across the...
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Coronavirus: Bus pass limits lifted to get pensioners to shops

RESTRICTIONS on pensioners' bus passes have been lifted in Hampshire to help them get to the shops earlier to stock up amid widespread panic-buying clearing some shelves. With some stores reserving earlier opening hours for...
A326

Cyclists oppose £8.1m main road upgrades over ‘speed risks’

A CYCLING group is objecting to Hampshire County Council’s multi-million-pound plans to improve one of the busiest roads in the New Forest. The southern end of the A326, which links the Waterside, Totton and the...
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