Train tests the tracks for potential reopening of Waterside line

A SOUTH Western Railway train has been run on the Totton-to-Hythe line to investigate its potential reopening more than 50 years after regular passenger services stopped. This follows a successful submission to the Department for...

Notorious town roundabout set for improvements from £4m cash grant

PART of a £4m government grant will be spent on improving the Somerford roundabout, BCP Council has announced. The cash will be spent on projects around the conurbation, including the local junction which has long...
Bournemouth airport

Passenger planes returning to the skies at Bournemouth airport

COMMERCIAL flights have taken to the skies from Bournemouth airport for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. Ryanair passengers headed out to Malaga on the resumption flight and in the past week more...
Wightlink ferries

Wightlink sets date for return of Lymington ferry crossings

WIGHTLINK is to resume services on the Lymington ferry route to Yarmouth on Friday 17th July. All sailings were stopped in March when lockdown restrictions were introduced but the company says the easing of measures...

‘Tow-away zones’ considered by council to combat the crowds

CAR “tow-away zones” are among measures being considered by BCP Council as part of efforts to reduce parking issues during busier periods. Council leader Cllr Vikki Slade said the next stage of an ongoing review...

Local transport firms’ warning over new face masks rule

FERRY, train and bus operators have warned passengers in the New Forest and Christchurch they must comply with a government directive that people should wear face coverings on public transport from tomorrow (Monday). The measure...

No trains between Brockenhurst and Lymington stations as tree blocks tracks

TRAIN services between Brockenhurst and Lymington stations are blocked this morning (Thursday) after a tree blocked the line. A replacement bus will be running between the stations until the line is reopened. South Western Railway...
South Western Railway

More than 40% of SWR rail services were late, latest figures reveal

LESS than two-thirds of South Western Railway’s services ran on time, according to the latest figures from the national rail regulator. The operator, which has been hit by years of strike action by the RMT...

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,...
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