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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...

Free Swaythling Summer Nature Walks

Come along to Swaythling Station this Saturday and Sunday (15 and 16 August) at 1100 to join in with our Summer nature walk along the Monks Brook and see the seasonal changes in flora and fauna in the area.

South West Trains Summer Promotion 2015

Over the Summer (20 July to 28 August 2015) South West Trains will be offering £20 adult Off Peak Return tickets (£8 for children) Mondays to Saturdays between any two of their stations across the network.

Swaythling Station remembers World War One

On Tuesday 16 June volunteers of the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership, civic leaders and pupils from Cantell Secondary School in Southampton held an event at Swaythling Railway Station to mark the existence of a Remount Depot in the area during World War One.

Station Walks Book Launch on Saturday 27th June

The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership and Transition Southampton are pleased to announce the launch of the long awaited Station Walks Guide. This 88 page guide includes 38 walks from railway stations from Salisbury to Southampton Central, Redbridge to Bursledon and all stations in between as well as other information about places to visit, history and travel.

Railway volunteers raise over £340 for charity

Last Saturday, volunteers from the Partnership's Romsey Station group attended the Romsey Show at Broadlands as part of their ongoing commemorations of World War One.

In conjunction with Combat Stress charity the volunteers staffed a table in the World War One exhibition tent and held a raffle for teddy bears dressed in replica uniforms from the time.

Next stop - Chelsea Flower Show!

Our volunteers at Sholing have been busy starting a new train service at their local station. It doesn't go anywhere, but has become an instant hit with the passengers and passers by.

Not only does the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership have sheep at Mottisfont and Dunbridge Station, but now we now have our own flower power train at Sholing!

Steam comes to Sholing!

Last Saturday the Royal Wessex steamed through Sholing Station recreating a scene from years gone by, much to the delight of the spectators who turned up to experience this event.

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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