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

Thank you Salisbury station volunteers for doing such a great refurbishment job on the planters. Looking forward to seeing the plants go in next!Well done! ... See MoreSee Less
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Really exciting. For a long time we have been asking Network Rail to mend the roof at Bitterne Station, so that we can take a lease on the old ticket office. Well, as you can see they are doing it now. Thank you so much Network Rail. we have already started negotiating a Heads of Terms lease agreement to get the legalities under way. Start of a great community project, complementing the excellent work by the station volunteers in the forecourt! ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s #CommunityRailWeek and we’re raising awareness about train travel (plus buses, walking & cycling) as a crucial part of tackling the #climateemergencyDid you know, on a 30 mile journey you can cut your carbon by up to 86% if you #GoByTrain instead of car? ... See MoreSee Less
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