Archived News Release 08-08-2003
Red Funnel announce new service from Gosport (Portsmouth)
Red Funnel has announced that it will introduce a new Red Jet Hi-Speed service from Gosport (Portsmouth) to Southampton. The service will run from Friday 12–Sunday 21 September 2003 to coincide with the Southampton Boat Show. However the service is expected to be popular with Southampton residents wanting to visit Gunwharf Quays. Fares for a return ferry crossing start at £10 per adult.
The journey will take just 35 minutes and there will be eight round trips running each day. Crossings from Southampton commence at 0745 and finish at 1845. Ticket prices include the onward hop between Gosport and Portsmouth if required.
Advance tickets can be purchased online (www.redfunnel.co.uk/portsmouth) or by phoning Red Funnel’s Travel Centre (0870 444 8898). Tickets will be available on the day at the First Travel Shop in Portsmouth, the Ferry Ticket Office at Gosport Ferry Terminal, and the Red Funnel Ticket Office in Southampton.
Olive Glass, Marketing Director for Red Funnel comments:
“We are very excited about the new route as it enables those wanting to travel from Southampton to Gosport and Portsmouth, to get there quickly and comfortably. We anticipate that the service will prove very popular with people wanting to spend a day shopping at Gunwharf Quays with its array of designer shops, cafes overlooking the waterfront and great restaurants. The Naval Firepower Museum and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport are also great days out and the new service will make them much more accessible.”
Other local attractions include the Portsmouth Children’s Museum, the Mary Rose and HMS Victory. The Naval Firepower Museum will also be holding heritage open days for families on the 13 and 14 September.
Red Funnel is also keen to hear feedback from the public about whether they would like to see a regular Red Jet service between Portsmouth and Southampton and/or Cowes, Isle of Wight.
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