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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...

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.

What a difference volunteers make!

Below are 2 Photographs of Sholing Station as before and after shots. The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership has had 3 volunteers working at the station for the past year or so. Their love of nature lies behind their enthusiasm for improving the station at which they also undertake litter picks and facilities surveys.

Sheep on the platform at Mottisfont and Dunbridge Station

It was reported that stray sheep had been found at Mottisfont and Dunbridge Station this weekend, but fortunately, they have been rounded up and shepherded well by our local volunteers.

St Denys Station clear up session

It was reported that stray sheep had been found at Mottisfont and Dunbridge Station this weekend, but fortunately, they have been rounded up and shepherded well by our local volunteers.The next morning clear up session at St Denys Station is due this coming Saturday 26 April 2014 from 1130 to 1300. All are welcome to attend where we shall undertake a litter pick up in the station car park off Osborne Road North and then cut back some foliage at the bottom of the ramp to platform 1.

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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