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...

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...
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...
Bus stop

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...
Waterside railway line

Council makes funding bid to advance Waterside railway revival

A FUNDING bid has been launched by Hampshire County Council for money to investigate reinstating passenger services on the Waterside railway line. The move has added momentum to the campaign which was recently boosted again...

Coronavirus: Bus firm cuts weekday services to Saturday timetable

YELLOW Buses has announced it will be operating a Saturday timetable throughout the whole week starting on Monday 23rd March due to the worsening coronavirus situation. With passenger numbers down and the likelihood that some...

Down but not out – controversial parking camera finds new spot

A PARKING company has removed a pole-mounted camera enforcing a controversial restriction at Old Milton Green shopping parade after district planners refused retrospective permission – but motorists are being warned a new one has...
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