Leigh Park Bus Stop Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund - to encourage use of local bus services

Last update: February 2024

Scheme Completed

Purbrook Way and Botley Drive

Hampshire County Council appointed Colas Ltd  who have completed the bus stop improvements at the Botley Drive bus stop on Purbrook Way and Bramdean Drive Bus Stop on Botley Drive.  Construction commenced on 14 November and completed in December 2022. 

Please view the before and after visuals plan.

Scheme overview

To support and encourage use of local bus services by improving access and convenience for getting on and off the bus at two locations where access is currently restricted;

  • Bramdean Drive Bus Stop (Botley Drive);
  • Botley Drive Bus Stop (Purbrook Way).

To reduce delays for buses, enhance safety and improve convenience for bus passengers boarding and alighting the service, buildouts (section of pavement extending from the pavement to the edge of the road) has been installed at the point of the existing bus stops to allow buses to stop in-line with passengers waiting on the pavement and to provide a clearer more convenient route for passengers getting off the bus. The buildouts will also reduce delays for services by allowing buses to proceed directly from the stop, rather than waiting to re-enter the main traffic lane.

Please view the pre-recorded welcome and introduction from Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment.  Please see the presentation of the scheme plans.
Funding arrangements

Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight Council have jointly secured nearly £56 million of funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) to improve the way people travel around Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville, Havant and the Isle of Wight.

This funding will support the delivery of the Leigh Park Bus Stop Improvements scheme along with 22 other schemes across the region which include improvements for walking, cycling and bus travel and provide an important next step for the three authorities towards developing a rapid transit network for the area.  For more information please see the funding bids.

Hampshire County Council will be delivering a further seven TCF schemes in Havant, Gosport and Fareham;

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