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

The next Swaythling Station Free shop will be held this Saturday, 19 September between 1030 and 1200

Please bring a reusable bag and a face mask.

Don’t forget we are looking for:

• Any donations of spare food (not meat or dairy)
• Surplus allotment produce
• Fold up tables which can be kept at the station
• Spare mugs for refreshments
• Anyone who wishes to help out on a rota

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We have had a delivery of 3 small crates of fruit and vegetables to give away, so we will hold another Free Shop tomorrow Friday 11 September between 1000 and 1100 at Swaythling Station.

Once we get into a routine, we will be able to give you more advance warning in future!

Don’t forget to bring:

1) Your mask
2) One reusable shopping bag
3) Any items you wish to donate (This includes any tins, fruit, veg, bread products, cakes)

Also, we are looking for a couple of fold up tables to be donated if anyone has them!

Many thanks and see you there!
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Our Gardening Volunteers