Zip was the name used to brand route 41 (later route 8) operated by First Hampshire & Dorset. The route runs from Portsmouth to Clanfield via Waterlooville. The branding was also used to represent a series of bus infrastruture improvements along the A3 which the route uses.
In late 2013, 'The Star' succeeded the Zip brand. Route 7 also became part of 'The Star' network. Route 7 (previously route 40) was the last route in the Portsmouth area to be branded as Overground.