Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Portsmouth oldest bus routes farewell

A procession of vintage buses will mark the closure of Portsmouth's oldest bus route.

The circular 17 and 18 routes between The Hard and Eastney are being cut by operator First Group after 81 years of operation.

First said the services would be replaced on Sunday by a "more modern and easy to understand" route network.

Six double and single deck buses, which once operated on the service, are running free tours around the route.

The very last number 18 service is expected to depart from The Hard Interchange at 23:45 GMT.

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