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Welcome to Three Rivers Rail website!

Welcome to the website of the Three Rivers Rail Partnership, a group of local authorities, local people and the rail industry, working to promote our train and local bus services and doing what we can to improve our stations and services.

Why Three Rivers? The rail routes which the partnership covers run alongside or cross the Avon, Itchen and Test rivers - hence 'Three Rivers'.

Things are looking good for rail travel in the area: We now have a direct train to Salisbury from Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton Airport and much of the Southampton suburban area. This also improves the service to Dean and Mottisfont Dunbridge and increases the number of trains between Southampton, Romsey and Salisbury increases to at least two every hour - Dean and Mottisfont & Dunbridge now have an hourly train service Mondays to Saturdays.

On this website you will find information about trains calling at Salisbury, Dean, Mottisfont & Dunbridge, Redbridge, Millbrook, Southampton, St Denys, Swaythling, Southampton Airport, Eastleigh & Chandler's Ford. As well as Bursledon, Hamble, Netley, Sholing, Woolston and Bitterne. There’s also station information and ideas for places you can visit within easy reach of the train: Ancient churches, a stately home, shopping, theatre, cinema, live music, restaurants, pubs, even a Tudor garden and tea room.

If you would like to help us - if you live near one of these stations and can be a volunteer on a station adoption scheme, or if you just want to join in our activities please do get in touch.

Many thanks
Mark Miller

Latest News...

Exclusive train trip on Saturday 13 May to mark 10th anniversary Three Rivers Comunity Rail Partnership

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday 13 May 2017 we will be running the Fawley Forester Rail Tour.

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary since the inception of the Three Rivers Comunity Rail Partnership and running the shuttles between Southampton and Fawley, to promote the possible re-opening of the railway to passengers.

More Breeze bike rides from Chandler's Ford Station

They are all on Thursdays, at 9.30am, from Chandler's Ford station. The dates and links are below:

Young Archaeologists' Club use Romsey Station to recreate World War Two life

Recently children dressed in world war 2 clothes were spotted around Romsey Station reenacting various scenes from the war including: aircraft recognition, selection of evacuees, singing songs, making rugs, rationing and air raid warnings.

Meet the Author

Nigel Bray will be present at Romsey Signal Box on 7 May 2017 between 1200 and 1600 to sign copies of his new book about the Eastleigh to Romsey and Salisbury railway

Free bus link from Romsey to Stockbridge

We are delighted to announce details of this year’s free Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday rail bus link whicht the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership will be funding between Romsey and Stockbridge.

As usual the service, operated by Test Valley Community Transport Services, links up with the trains at Romsey and Mottisfont and Dunbridge Stations to allow access to the wonderful tourist attractions and beautiful countryside of the Lower Test Valley.

Swaythling Nature Walks - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

Starting from Swaythling Railway Station at 11.00am each day, the route takes walkers past St Marys Church, along the Monks Brook and up onto the Meadow close to Junction 5 of the M27. Guided by local nature expert Bob, visitors are invited to enjoy these free tours to discover current flowers and plants in this wonderfully secluded area as well as any animals that may be around.

Chandler's Ford and Dean train stations featured on BBC1


The fastest growth in train passengers this region is on the lines linking Salisbury and Southampton.

British Cycling's Breeze scheme launches at Chandler's Ford station


Cycle rides are now being run from the station car park in Chandler's Ford on a voluntary basis. They're free and provided through British Cycling's Breeze scheme, which is designed to encourage and help women to feel safe cycling. Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun.

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