Long delays for cricket fans heading to England v India at Ageas Bowl

Tailbacks around the park and ride junction of the M27.

Tailbacks around the park and ride junction of the M27.

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CRICKET fans are missing the start of the second Test match to be held in Hampshire because they are marooned in a massive traffic jam.

Huge tailbacks are building up on the southbound M3 between junction 13 and junction 14 and the eastbound M27 up to junction five as tens of thousands of people head to the Ageas Bowl in West End with England facing India.

It is thought delays on trains out of the capital – because of a lightning strike on the network near Woking – has meant more people are driving in from the greater London area.

There are huge queues to the park and ride. Meanwhile, the ground was a long way from being full when the match started.

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1:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

The Wickham Man says...

Lightning strike by the weather or by the workers?
Lightning strike by the weather or by the workers? The Wickham Man
  • Score: 2

2:10pm Sun 27 Jul 14

City Saint says...

I was down there, just leaving the Virgin leisure Center next door at around 1130.

No accidents, no road works. Just way too many cars trying to squeeze through Charles Watts Way, pushing back traffic onto the M27 in both directions, and then into the M3.

That road is also a nightmare on Saints match days, but a whole lot getter than the M271 to be fair.
I was down there, just leaving the Virgin leisure Center next door at around 1130. No accidents, no road works. Just way too many cars trying to squeeze through Charles Watts Way, pushing back traffic onto the M27 in both directions, and then into the M3. That road is also a nightmare on Saints match days, but a whole lot getter than the M271 to be fair. City Saint
  • Score: 2

2:48pm Sun 27 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result
As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result mickey01
  • Score: 8

3:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

THEKILLER says...

I have only been there twice, both times horrendous traffic jams never again
I have only been there twice, both times horrendous traffic jams never again THEKILLER
  • Score: 3

3:25pm Sun 27 Jul 14

redsnapper says...

Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?
Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for? redsnapper
  • Score: 2

3:47pm Sun 27 Jul 14

forest hump says...

redsnapper wrote:
Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?
You can put as many police as you like but it will not reduce the amount of traffic. Quite simply, the roads are not suitable for the volume of traffic. And do not start all the claptrap about bikes and buses.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?[/p][/quote]You can put as many police as you like but it will not reduce the amount of traffic. Quite simply, the roads are not suitable for the volume of traffic. And do not start all the claptrap about bikes and buses. forest hump
  • Score: 11

4:18pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

mickey01 wrote:
As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result
Which council are you refering to ?
.
The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City
.
The ground is in West End .... not a City
.
Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result[/p][/quote]Which council are you refering to ? . The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City . The ground is in West End .... not a City . Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ? Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -4

4:51pm Sun 27 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result
Which council are you refering to ?
.
The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City
.
The ground is in West End .... not a City
.
Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?
Yes i do to""er thats why i never visit the area cos you think its country when it aint
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result[/p][/quote]Which council are you refering to ? . The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City . The ground is in West End .... not a City . Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?[/p][/quote]Yes i do to""er thats why i never visit the area cos you think its country when it aint mickey01
  • Score: -10

5:03pm Sun 27 Jul 14

westhantsboy says...

redsnapper wrote:
Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?
You complete dimwit, massive amount of traffic, poor car parking and road works are now the Police's fault as well is it? Big chip on shoulder me thinks.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?[/p][/quote]You complete dimwit, massive amount of traffic, poor car parking and road works are now the Police's fault as well is it? Big chip on shoulder me thinks. westhantsboy
  • Score: 12

5:34pm Sun 27 Jul 14

AbbyHamedopi says...

9p0
9p0 AbbyHamedopi
  • Score: -4

6:09pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

mickey01 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result
Which council are you refering to ?
.
The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City
.
The ground is in West End .... not a City
.
Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?
Yes i do to""er thats why i never visit the area cos you think its country when it aint
.... now in English ?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result[/p][/quote]Which council are you refering to ? . The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City . The ground is in West End .... not a City . Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?[/p][/quote]Yes i do to""er thats why i never visit the area cos you think its country when it aint[/p][/quote].... now in English ? Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 1

6:49pm Sun 27 Jul 14

biggus2 says...

Redsnapper you are a knobber. Simply too many cars and not enough spaces for an international event. Don't blame the police for the bad infrastructure its the planners. Anyway if there was enough spaces the most of the years about 360 days they would just be thousands of empty parking spaces in the middle of nowhere. (not making any money),
Redsnapper you are a knobber. Simply too many cars and not enough spaces for an international event. Don't blame the police for the bad infrastructure its the planners. Anyway if there was enough spaces the most of the years about 360 days they would just be thousands of empty parking spaces in the middle of nowhere. (not making any money), biggus2
  • Score: 5

7:26pm Sun 27 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Is it because Junction 6 and Junction 8 were never completed perhaps?
Is it because Junction 6 and Junction 8 were never completed perhaps? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -4

3:41am Mon 28 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

I notice this article was posted after 5pm. The traffic queues were evident at 1030 in the morning as I was luckily travelling the other way. Were they still in place at gone 5? I doubt it with play coming towards the end for the day.
I notice this article was posted after 5pm. The traffic queues were evident at 1030 in the morning as I was luckily travelling the other way. Were they still in place at gone 5? I doubt it with play coming towards the end for the day. saintsfan76
  • Score: 2

9:18am Mon 28 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result
Which council are you refering to ?
.
The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City
.
The ground is in West End .... not a City
.
Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?
You should try living in West End, bl88dly nightmare when the bat and ball brigade tun up!
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result[/p][/quote]Which council are you refering to ? . The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City . The ground is in West End .... not a City . Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?[/p][/quote]You should try living in West End, bl88dly nightmare when the bat and ball brigade tun up! Big Mac
  • Score: -1

9:20am Mon 28 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

biggus2 wrote:
Redsnapper you are a knobber. Simply too many cars and not enough spaces for an international event. Don't blame the police for the bad infrastructure its the planners. Anyway if there was enough spaces the most of the years about 360 days they would just be thousands of empty parking spaces in the middle of nowhere. (not making any money),
Build it and use it as a park aand ride then.
[quote][p][bold]biggus2[/bold] wrote: Redsnapper you are a knobber. Simply too many cars and not enough spaces for an international event. Don't blame the police for the bad infrastructure its the planners. Anyway if there was enough spaces the most of the years about 360 days they would just be thousands of empty parking spaces in the middle of nowhere. (not making any money),[/p][/quote]Build it and use it as a park aand ride then. Big Mac
  • Score: 0

9:20am Mon 28 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

biggus2 wrote:
Redsnapper you are a knobber. Simply too many cars and not enough spaces for an international event. Don't blame the police for the bad infrastructure its the planners. Anyway if there was enough spaces the most of the years about 360 days they would just be thousands of empty parking spaces in the middle of nowhere. (not making any money),
Build it and use it as a park aand ride then.
[quote][p][bold]biggus2[/bold] wrote: Redsnapper you are a knobber. Simply too many cars and not enough spaces for an international event. Don't blame the police for the bad infrastructure its the planners. Anyway if there was enough spaces the most of the years about 360 days they would just be thousands of empty parking spaces in the middle of nowhere. (not making any money),[/p][/quote]Build it and use it as a park aand ride then. Big Mac
  • Score: -1

12:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

From the sidelines says...

forest hump wrote:
redsnapper wrote:
Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?
You can put as many police as you like but it will not reduce the amount of traffic. Quite simply, the roads are not suitable for the volume of traffic. And do not start all the claptrap about bikes and buses.
There is actually plenty of cycle parking.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Zero advance planning from the useless jobsworths at Hampshire Police , and the council and city council. Extra trains put on- very unlikely. Police on traffic duty. WhAt do we pay taxes for?[/p][/quote]You can put as many police as you like but it will not reduce the amount of traffic. Quite simply, the roads are not suitable for the volume of traffic. And do not start all the claptrap about bikes and buses.[/p][/quote]There is actually plenty of cycle parking. From the sidelines
  • Score: 0

1:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BuckClean says...

We all rely on cars at one time or another taxis or private - many of us are car owners - but this major (and now with international cricket and pretensions to host other large meets) venue was built without proper planning or forethought as to what to do with cars - if you have people you have cars - that is modern Britain - if you try to deny that you end up with a flawed transport system and people being hugely disadvantaged - not only that but even the pathetic 'refugee operation' bus shuttle substitute system is not quick, convenient or safe - why do we have to put up with this sort of half-a*sed ill-thought out badly executed cheapskate compromise when land exists (or did) nearby for car parks for customers like most other entertainment systems have to provide - why else would the ground be moved to an out of city location - only in Britain would we put up with this p**spoor compromise. There is no secret to doing this sort of thing properly its called building an infrastructure to cope with expected demand (for car parking spaces).
We all rely on cars at one time or another taxis or private - many of us are car owners - but this major (and now with international cricket and pretensions to host other large meets) venue was built without proper planning or forethought as to what to do with cars - if you have people you have cars - that is modern Britain - if you try to deny that you end up with a flawed transport system and people being hugely disadvantaged - not only that but even the pathetic 'refugee operation' bus shuttle substitute system is not quick, convenient or safe - why do we have to put up with this sort of half-a*sed ill-thought out badly executed cheapskate compromise when land exists (or did) nearby for car parks for customers like most other entertainment systems have to provide - why else would the ground be moved to an out of city location - only in Britain would we put up with this p**spoor compromise. There is no secret to doing this sort of thing properly its called building an infrastructure to cope with expected demand (for car parking spaces). BuckClean
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Micle1974 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result
Which council are you refering to ?
.
The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City
.
The ground is in West End .... not a City
.
Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?
Hedge End is in Southampton!
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: As usual the council think we are a major city yet cause no end of problems by being car haters and these jams are the result[/p][/quote]Which council are you refering to ? . The ground is near Hedge End ... not a City . The ground is in West End .... not a City . Do you actually have any knowledge as to where the ground is ?[/p][/quote]Hedge End is in Southampton! Micle1974
  • Score: 0

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