COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Public Transport, Travel & Parking Update

An update on recent Public Transport, Travel & Parking changes as a result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

TIME RESTRICTIONS LIFTED ON CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL

As of Monday 23 March, Southampton City Council has lifted time restrictions on concessionary bus travel until further notice. This means passengers will be able to use their concessionary cards on any bus service across the city before 9am. This will help those who do still need to travel in order to access important services such as shops and healthcare facilities.

FREE PASSAGE ON ITCHEN TOLL BRIDGE

As of 7pm on Monday 23 March, everyone will be able to cross Itchen Bridge free of charge. This will be reviewed in three weeks' time.

PARKING

Permit parking restrictions will now not be enforced in Resident Parking Zones 1 – 18, 20, 22 and 23 (the other zones are non-residential). This will be reviewed on 30 April 2020. Charges still apply to both on-street and off-street pay and display parking as well as within the barrier controlled car parks. Card payments (including contactless) can be made at all of these locations.

REDUCED BUS & TRAIN SERVICES

City Red FirstGroup and Bluestar have introduced reduced timetables on their services across the city. Visit their websites below for full details of service changes:

The following operators are also running reduced rail services from Monday 23 March. Visit their websites below for full details of service changes:

BUS PASS APPLICATIONS & RENEWALS

The Gateway building is now closed until further notice, but the following services can still be accessed:

New senior bus pass applications and renewals

You can apply for a new senior bus pass or renew your existing pass online, by emailing the SmartCities team or by calling 02380 833008. Please visit the SmartCities website for further information.

New disabled bus pass applications and renewals

To apply for a new disabled bus pass, please email the SmartCities team with your completed application form, photo and medical evidence to confirm eligibility.

To renew your disabled bus pass, please email the SmartCities team with evidence to confirm eligibility (for example, your most recent PIP or DLA letter or medical evidence).

Please visit the SmartCities website for further information.

Replacing lost cards

You can pay for a replacement bus pass online. Please visit the SmartCities website for further information.

For ongoing updates relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit Southampton City Council's website.