Southampton's Conservative Council is teaming up with local bus companies to lay on free bus travel this coming Saturday and Sunday.
The city will play host to nine cruise liners and nearly 50,000 passengers this weekend. This will provide a huge boost for the local economy, potentially bringing millions of pounds into the area.
It is estimated that an extra 12,000 vehicles will be on the road this weekend and the City Council is keen to do all it can to cut congestion and keep the city moving. By laying on free buses it is also hoped that more people will be encouraged to use public transport in the future.
Bus travel is free in Southampton until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. The journeys will be free as long as they start and finish within the city’s boundaries.