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.


Zip Logo

Despite vehicle branding using the newer version of the logo from 2009, all other uses of the brand continued with the original.

Other logos

These logos were used as part of the branding on the buses.

The Star



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.