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News and events at Mottisfont Abbey this August

Family fun...The Art of Lauren Child: Adventures with Charlie and Lola and FriendsUntil 6 SeptemberAfter an exciting launch weekend, the Lauren Child exhibition is now open for the summer holidays! Come and take a look at more than 50 original art works from Lauren's own personal collection, alongside objects that helped inspire her stories. The exhibition includes a sneak preview of the illustrations
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New Hamble to the Isle of Wight ferry service operating until Sunday 16 August.

There is a special Cowes Week ferry service running between Friday 7th to Sunday 16th August 2015. This route will operate between Trinity Landing on the parade in Cowes and Hamble Quay in Hamble-le-Rice. The Cowes Week service will have a crossing time of 25 minutes.For full details can be found on Scoot Ferries website. addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true};var
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. (The uniforms had been specially made by Romsey residents for this occasion.) In addition, wrist bands were sold, details of the proposed war memorial at Romsey Station displayed and a great deal of rail information was given out.
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South West Trains are offering 25% off their off-peak day return tickets

This September South West Trains are offering 25% off their off-peak day return tickets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 28 September!

The best news is you can travel ANYWHERE across the South West Trains network! So book your ticket online today and start exploring!
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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!
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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.
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