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

Being out of work is difficult, and no-one wants to worry about the cost of getting to interviews and that first month of work. The Jobcentre Plus Discount Card can save you 50% on a number of tickets to help make things easier.Here are the links to Great Western and South Western webpages for further information.www.gwr.com/your-tickets/railcards/jobcentre-plus-discount-cardwww.southwesternrailway.com/train-tickets/railcards-and-discounts/jobcentre-plus-discount-cardwww.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2021/11/rail-companies-urge-job-seekers-to-take-advantage-of-50--o... ... See MoreSee Less
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We are pleased to announce the return of the South Downs Rambler bus linking Winchester and Petersfield Stations, enabling passengers to enjoy the beauty of the countryside along the South Downs Way.This popular bus service will run every Sunday from 10 July until the 11 September this year. Criss-crossing the course of the South Downs Way it enables passengers to hop on and off the bus throughout the day and enjoy one of the south's best loved long distance footpaths. It also links railway stations (for those visiting from further away), local attractions, stunning countryside, pretty villages, country pubs and much more.Funded by Cross Country Trains and Hampshire Community Rail Partnership and operated by Blue Star Buses, we welcome you to have a great day out in Hampshire's South Downs National Park. ... See MoreSee Less
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A great volunteers' morning at Woolston Station signal box garden amidst the heat!Clearing up after the pandemic was the order of the day. We will need a few more sessions to get it back to looking really great, but we did tidy up and plant some parsnips!On a reflective note, we managed to secure a name plaque to one of our benches remembering Hugh O'Donnell, who used to work in the Station Ticket Office. As Hugh's wife is one of our volunteers, we felt it very apt that Hugh lives on at a station he loved. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Gardening Volunteers