Portsmouth

£56m for Portsmouth transport

 

Portsmouth has been awarded £56m by the Government in order to improve their transport links.

The funds, announced by Transport Minister Baroness Vere, will be used to improve transport links across the region including the relocation of Gosport bus station and taxi rank.

Part of the £56m funding will also be used to improve walking and cycling lanes as well as improve bus routes and lanes around the city.

It is believed that by improving transport links for the city, more people will be able to take advantage of jobs in the area as well as reduce carbon by decreasing the amount of people using cars.

Transport Minister, Baroness Vere said:

“This money will make a real difference to the everyday lives of Portsmouth and South East Hampshire residents.

“The Transforming Cities Fund allows cities across the UK to enhance their local transport networks, opening up access to jobs and services.

“We’re committed to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country, boosting local economies and enhancing local connectivity. This multi-million-pound investment in Portsmouth and the surrounding area will do just that, helping the area build back better from COVID-19.”

This funding comes alongside £4m that was given to awarded to Portsmouth earlier in the year.

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