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

On the weekend of 11/12 June three Community Rail Partnerships will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Southampton to Dorchester railway.Volunteers and staff from the Purbeck, New Forest and Three Rivers CRPs will be at Dorchester South, Wareham, Brockenhurst and Southampton Central stations to hand out cake and wildflower seeds, while providing displays of old photographs and colouring activities.We at the Three Rivers CRP would be interested to hear from anyone who has photographs, maps or information about the opening of the railway (or indeed the railway at Southampton in the last 175 years) which we could display at Southampton Central fom 1100 to 1400 each day.We look forward to hearing from you! Many thanks in advance for your help. ... See MoreSee Less
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Just a quick, big thank you to SWR, who have installed new Customer Information Screens at Dean and Mottisfont and Dunbridge Stations. We have had trouble with getting information to these 2 rural villages, which have often been cut off when things go wrong, so it is wonderful that passengers now know what is happening!The community are really pleased, so thank you and great job! ... See MoreSee Less
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