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Author Topic: Buses, trains, ferries. Where were Finn and I today, 26th January 2022?  (Read 1280 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2022, 06:47:58 pm »

I believe there is still the intention to link the busway to the station, not sure how. Will be interesting to see on Saturday if the have completed the other end to Rowner Road. You carry on past the old Fort Brockhurst station. The converted Gosport station, to flats, is very nice far better than the bombed out mess I remember as a kid.

My normal route is Fareham, the busway then follow the old Stokes Bay line down to the coast and have my bite by the Gosport lifeboat station and view the shipping. I then cycle to Gosport passing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Monckton, otherwise known as No.1 Military Training Establishment (1956-present). Ferry to Gosport, Old Portsmouth, Southsea, Eastney, Hayling Ferry, the old Hayling Billy line and Havant station for return journey via Guildford.
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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2022, 08:48:34 pm »

Did you manage to see the old Gosport station, the first station for Portsmouth opened in 1841, six years before Portsmouth and Southsea station and used by Queen Victoria to get to the IoW?

Not this time. I have however seen it many times in the past. There's a nice B&B next door called Spring Garden that I've stayed in numerous times over the years.
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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2022, 10:17:45 pm »

7. Is the Gosport Ferry?

Sorry ray951. I somehow missed your answer yesterday and awarded it to LiskeardRich who posted after you.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2022, 09:26:27 am »

Did the Fareham - Gosport busway yesterday (29/1/22).

Yes there is still a large sign the Fareham end saying extension to Fareham centre, subject to government funding. Not quite sure how they would do it for buses, doable for bikes?

The extension the other end, is now complete to Rowner Road bar some minor snagging (fence panels etc.)
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2022, 10:52:31 pm »

Sort of following in my footsteps and this thread, YouTubers, Paul and Rebecca Whitewick have just uploaded their walk along the Gosport Line as part of their 'Every Disused Stations" series. Their videos are well worth watching - I'm a subscriber to their channel and never miss their content. Most enjoyable.

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