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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. https://scootferries.co.uk/our-routesvar 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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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.
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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.
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St Denys Station clear up session


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.
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History recalled at Netley Station

In late March volunteers at Netley Station received a very special visit from a relative of one of the former station masters there. Winnie Sedgwick, a local resident, is the widow of the last in a line of station masters at Netley Station who shared the family name. She recounted tales of waiting for trains to Eastleigh from the old waiting room before the Second World War, the hustle and bustle of
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Five more Breeze bike rides from Chandler's Ford announced




Five more future Breeze Bike rides from Chandlers Ford Station have been announced. They are all for the first half of this year.
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Great Winter Smiles weekend travel offer from South West Trains


Great Winter Smiles weekend travel offer from South West Trains

Enjoy a £10 Day Return any Saturday or Sunday from 18 January to 23 February - and kids go for £5! Go away with the family, or with as many friends as you like with a choice of 195 destinations across the South West Trains network*
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St Denys Station clear up morning 25 January 2014


A special thank you to the 16 volunteers who turned up last Saturday morning to continue with improving St Denys Station in Southampton.

The station car park was cleared of more litter, overgrown vegetation and some graffiti by a mixture of residents, scouts and volunteers from other stations of the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership.
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Chandlers Ford Railway Stations 10th anniversary




On October 13th Chandler's Ford railway station celebrated the tenth anniversary of its reopening.
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Ask South West Trains Open Evening


Steve Brine MP has organised an open meeting for commuters and other train users to have their say with the boss of South West Trains, Tim Shoveller, Managing Director of South West Trains and the Network Rail Alliance, to answer questions from members of the public at a city centre venue (to be advised) on Thursday 14th November 2013 at 19:30.
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Three Rivers Community Rail Formally Adopt Woolston and Sholing Stations


Friday 4 October saw volunteers of the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership formally adopt Woolston and Sholing stations with South West Trains.

This brings the total number of stations adopted by volunteers in the Three Rivers area to seven.
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Chandler's Ford Station Anniversary Family Bike Ride


On Sunday 13th October Chandlers Ford Railway station is 10 years old. As part of all the anniversary celebrations planned there on the day, there will be an easy, guided, circular family cycle ride from the station starting at 2pm starting from the station forecourt. Further details on the route can be obtained from Mary on 02380 252003
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Railway station anniversary celebrations!


This is a reminder that the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership is holding a couple of station anniversary celebration events in October and would welcome anyone to visit on the days or help with their organisation.
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Clear Up Session At St Denys Railway Station


This is advance notification that the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership is organising a clear up session at St Denys Railway Station on Saturday 23 November from 1130 to 1330

The primary aim is to clear up the station car park off Osbourne Road South, which has become very overgrown and litter strewn.
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Romsey Rail Bus Link Services Success


Now the last day of the Romsey Rail Bus link services has passed it is great to report that this service providing bus and rail links to the Lower Test Valley tourism area has seen a 4.4% increase in passenger numbers. 734 individual passengers used this service this year which is a great boost to rail travel, bus travel and tourism in Test Valley.
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Nature Walks from Swaythling Station


The next weekend of nature Walks from Swaythling Station is coming up on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2013.

As before, walks start from Swaythling Station forecourt at 1100 each day and will take just under 2 hours to visit the beautiful medieval church at St Mary's South Stoneham before studying the flora and fauna along the Monks Brook and in the proposed Monks Brook meadow.
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Chandler's Ford and Dean train stations featured on TV




The fastest growth in train passengers this region is on the lines linking Salisbury and Southampton.
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Environmental Rock 2012


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On Saturday May 12, Three Rivers Rail will be at the 'Environmental Rock' event at 'The Hobbit' in Southampton. The event starts at 13:00.
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Free Rail Link Bus service


On May 6 to September 2012 a Free Rail Bus service will commence from Romsey train station to Stockbridge. The free service will be available on Sundays and Bank holidays and will be servicing:

  • Romsey train station
  • Romsey Abbey
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
  • Timsbury
  • Kimbridge
  • Mottisfont & Dunbridge train station
  • Mottisfont Abbey
  • Horsebridge
  • Houghton Lodge
  • King's Somborne
  • Stockbridge
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West Dean Summer Fete


West Dean village fete is on June 2nd between 1pm to 5pm.
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Bike Doctor at Chandler’s Ford on Saturday 28 April


Bike Dr at Chandlers Ford Railway Station

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Got any problems with your bike? Tyres not pumped up? Brakes not working properly? Gears not sounding right?
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Velvet Bus service to Marwell Wildlife


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There is now a Velvet bus service running directly to Marwell Wildlife from Eastleigh train station. Fare paying passengers will be entitled to a 10% of admission on production of their Velvet Bus ticket. The bus service will continue until September 2nd.
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