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18 November 2023

Last March, Portsmouth Football Club published a matchday travel survey and the club are grateful to all 3,890 supporters who took the time to complete it.

The survey results showed that 25 per cent of respondents travel 31 miles or more to Fratton Park on matchdays, while 21 per cent live on Portsea Island.

Sixty per cent of supporters answering the survey use the car to attend matches and 18.5 per cent use the train, with 2.8 per cent taking a bus to Fratton Park.

Meanwhile, 55 per cent use the Eastern Road as the main gateway to the ground and 32 per cent travel to Portsmouth using the M275.

It was asked whether more supporters would consider using the train if a safer access from Fratton Station to the stadium was built.

A staggering 65 per cent said they would, but many were concerned by safety and access, especially post-match.

"We are determined to continue to make the argument for safer and better transport links to Fratton Park."

Andrew Cullen

The club estimates that if train usage increased to only half of this interested number, then matchday carbon emissions would reduce by 264 tonnes (24 per cent) across the season, while creating the potential of an additional £1.3m in fare revenue for the train operators. 

In addition, interest was expressed by 41 per cent of supporters in use of any new dedicated 'Park and Ride' service from a new transport hub at Tipner direct to Fratton Park, should one be established.

The club have explored the provision of a 'Park and Ride' service further with Portsmouth City Council and would be grateful if supporters could complete this new survey so the economic viability of such a service can be assessed.

Pompey chief executive Andrew Cullen said: "We are determined to continue to make the argument for safer and better transport links to Fratton Park.

"This is essential if we are to realise our vision to create extra stadium capacity, play our part in supporting the regeneration of the communities around the stadium and make a positive environmental impact."

The survey asks those interested in using such a service where they travel from; how many people they travel with; what time they usually arrive and depart Fratton Park – both for weekend and midweek fixtures; the cost they would be prepared to pay for such a service; and how far they would be prepared to walk from the stadium to a dedicated bus stop.

We would like to thank supporters who take the time to complete the short survey which can be found here.

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