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First passengers begin using £25m Bus Rapid Transport route
11:48am Thursday 26th April 2012 in Fareham
IT was all aboard for the launch of a new multi-million-pound bus route between two Hampshire towns.
The £25m route, which has been built on a former railway line, has been designed to alleviate traffic problems on the A32 by tempting people out of their cars and on to public transport.
The project has been dogged by controversy and delays, with a bitter legal dispute between planners and wildlife campaigners eventually ending up in the Supreme Court.
But top judges gave the scheme the go-ahead in January last year, and the first passengers started using the service yesterday.