Multi-million pound 'green' transport award for Hampshire's own Oyster cards

Oyster style travel card rolled out across Hampshire

Oyster style travel card rolled out across Hampshire

An Oyster card being used in London

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A NEW 'Oyster' style travel card is set to be rolled out across Hampshire after the region bagged a multi-million pound green transport grant.

Transport for South Hampshire (TfSH) has been successful in its bid to the Department for Transport for £18 million of funding from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The partnership is one of only two bidders, nationally, to have been awarded the full value of their bid.

TfSH is a partnership between Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Southampton City Council and Portsmouth City Council covering the Solent area..

The Government cash will fund travel improvements to tackle congestion and support economic growth in South Hampshire. It will contribute to an overall £31 million package of measures to increase the number of people travelling on foot, by bicycle, bus or rail and, in doing so, reduce overall traffic congestion. The balance of funding is to be generated from developer contributions and support from local bus operators, who will be working in partnership with TfSH to deliver smart ticketing.

The money will be used to funda smart ticket for bus and ferry travel in South Hampshire; ‘Travel Choice’ initiatives aimed at encouraging more people to use alternative ways to travel over the car, including walking and cycling, which will save them both time and money; provision of Real Time Passenger Information providing up to the minute details of expected arrival times for public transport; bus priority schemes and cycling and walking initiatives such as off-road dedicated cycle ways.

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6:42pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Zeo says...

What about train services? Stations already have the Smart Card Readers so why can't all 3 of them work together? #fail
What about train services? Stations already have the Smart Card Readers so why can't all 3 of them work together? #fail Zeo
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6:58pm Wed 27 Jun 12

SotonGreen says...

Yes anything that doesnt integrate rail and bus seems rather pointless from a green stance.
Yes anything that doesnt integrate rail and bus seems rather pointless from a green stance. SotonGreen
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9:12pm Wed 27 Jun 12

SotonLad says...

Southern Vectis, IOW bus - £2.50 to travel 1.4 miles. And they wonder why people don't use public transport!!
Southern Vectis, IOW bus - £2.50 to travel 1.4 miles. And they wonder why people don't use public transport!! SotonLad
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9:13pm Wed 27 Jun 12

georgetheseventh says...

Christ..the Tories have only been in 10 mins and already the 'grants' or as you call it..'taxpayers handouts' to the south have trebled...hope you all realize I am working my nuts off up in the cold north to support you people..and being COLD we have to pay 'higher' fuel bills too...Oyster my Rrrrzzzz.
Christ..the Tories have only been in 10 mins and already the 'grants' or as you call it..'taxpayers handouts' to the south have trebled...hope you all realize I am working my nuts off up in the cold north to support you people..and being COLD we have to pay 'higher' fuel bills too...Oyster my Rrrrzzzz. georgetheseventh
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11:14pm Wed 27 Jun 12

IanRRR says...

SotonLad wrote:
Southern Vectis, IOW bus - £2.50 to travel 1.4 miles. And they wonder why people don't use public transport!!
You do have legs you know? Its entirely up to you whether you choose to use the bus. It saved you how long walking? 40 to 50 minutes? I would say that is very good value!

Can anyone explain to me, just how does an oyster card encourage people to use the bus? Better frequency, newer buses, better reliability, and better bus stop information is surely better use of this money?
[quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: Southern Vectis, IOW bus - £2.50 to travel 1.4 miles. And they wonder why people don't use public transport!![/p][/quote]You do have legs you know? Its entirely up to you whether you choose to use the bus. It saved you how long walking? 40 to 50 minutes? I would say that is very good value! Can anyone explain to me, just how does an oyster card encourage people to use the bus? Better frequency, newer buses, better reliability, and better bus stop information is surely better use of this money? IanRRR
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9:25am Thu 28 Jun 12

Zeo says...

Also how/where does one top up the card? If it's on the bus surely that will just slow down the buses and make it more late, do you have to travel to a travel shop first .
Also how/where does one top up the card? If it's on the bus surely that will just slow down the buses and make it more late, do you have to travel to a travel shop first [no pun intended]. Zeo
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10:12am Thu 28 Jun 12

dopplershift says...

IanRRR wrote:
SotonLad wrote: Southern Vectis, IOW bus - £2.50 to travel 1.4 miles. And they wonder why people don't use public transport!!
You do have legs you know? Its entirely up to you whether you choose to use the bus. It saved you how long walking? 40 to 50 minutes? I would say that is very good value! Can anyone explain to me, just how does an oyster card encourage people to use the bus? Better frequency, newer buses, better reliability, and better bus stop information is surely better use of this money?
How slow do you walk!!???
[quote][p][bold]IanRRR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: Southern Vectis, IOW bus - £2.50 to travel 1.4 miles. And they wonder why people don't use public transport!![/p][/quote]You do have legs you know? Its entirely up to you whether you choose to use the bus. It saved you how long walking? 40 to 50 minutes? I would say that is very good value! Can anyone explain to me, just how does an oyster card encourage people to use the bus? Better frequency, newer buses, better reliability, and better bus stop information is surely better use of this money?[/p][/quote]How slow do you walk!!??? dopplershift
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