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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.

But this year the service has been enhanced by the provision of another bus from Stockbridge to Andover, via Danebury Hill Fort, The Museum of Army Flying, The Hawk Conservancy and Grateley Railway Station, again funded by the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership. This Service 77 will be operated by Stagecoach Buses and will charge fares.

The idea is that the two services link up at Stockbridge to provide a through service from north and south, effectively recreating the old Sprat and Winkle Railway line that closed on a similar route in 1967 with the Beeching cuts!

So 50 years on the route is back, providing public transport links on a Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday to most of Test Valley’s tourist attractions and rail stations between 30 April and 17 September 2017.

We thank Hillier Gardens, Mottisfont NT, Stockbridge Parish Council, the Museum of Army Flying and the Hawk Conservancy for their generous support of these services.

Leaflets will be available in the next few days, so if you would like hard copies for your use please let me know. Likewise, if you have any questions about these services just ask!

Have a great Summer!

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