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, and 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, Shawford, Winchester & 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.

Our activities incorporate the Department for Transport’s Community Rail Development Strategy’s 4 pillars:

  1. Providing a voice for the community
  2. Promoting sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
  3. Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  4. Supporting social and economic development

The full strategy can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-rail-development-strategy

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

Two new pictures received from volunteers at last Saturday's Swaythling Free shop.1) A beautifully painting of Swaythling Station by local artist Jackie Eksi.2) A wonderful photograph of the Flying Scotsman recently passing through Swaythling by Bob Painton.Thank you both. They pictures will be placed inside the station for all to see. ... See MoreSee Less
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Post from Ian (Customer services ambassador at Netley Station)THIS FINE BRITISH RAIL MAP of 1977, once adorned the office wall of BR Southern Region's Area Manager at Southampton Central. It was saved for posterity by my now retired colleague Ted Pearce when the room was refurbished.It is probably too big to be displayed anywhere at Netley station, but for now I have it safely stored in one of my station's back rooms. While consideration is given to its future public display, by the Netley Line's volunteer station adoption groups.One distinct possibility being Woolston's former signal box, which has recently been leased by the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership to be restored. Possibly as a meeting room of some kind for local groups and organisations.Three Rivers CRP have also recently leased Netley's long disused Platform 2 Waiting Room, which we hope will also be restored by the volunteer team, for mixed railway and community use in the not too distant future. IAN @ Netley. ... See MoreSee Less
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