South East Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit is a 2. The scheme was proposed following the collapse of the light rail using the same route. The route opened on 22 April 2012 with services provided by First Hampshire & Dorset using specially branded Eclipse buses on all routes utilising the busway, in 1998 Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council proposed a Light Rail System to link Fareham and Portsmouth via Gosport. Funding of £170m was approved in 2001 but withdrawn in 2004, following this decision, a cheaper, shorted BRT scheme was proposed. The busway follows the route of the railway from Redlands Lane to Tichborne Way. Two existing bus routes were replaced by the new Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit network, buses on routes 86 and 82 became Eclipse routes E1 and E2 and at peak times route 88 was diverted to use part of the busway between Wych Lane and Redlands Lane. On 18 November 2012 service 88 was replaced by service 9 / 9A
An Eclipse BRT bus calls at Gregson Avenue bus stop, as seen from the road bridge over the busway.
Inside an Eclipse BRT bus showing the leather seating.
Inside an Eclipse BRT bus. Note the wood effect flooring.
Inside an Eclipse BRT bus showing the downward facing under seat lighting and the wood effect flooring.