The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership is 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 increases to at least two every hour – Dean and Mottisfont & Dunbridge now have an hourly train service Mondays to Saturdays.
On our website linked below, you will find information about trains calling at Salisbury, Dean, Mottisfont & Dunbridge, Redbridge, Millbrook, Southampton, St Denys, Swaythling, Southampton Airport, Eastleigh & 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.
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
Summer Sunday Rail Bus Link
Explore the Test Valley with a free Summer Sunday rail bus link between Romsey and Andover, calling at Romsey, Mottisfont & Dunbridge stations.
Route 77 recreates the old Sprat and Winkle railway line connection and the service operates between 5 May and 22 September this year and links most of the tourist attractions in the Test Valley area. To download the leaflet, please click on the link below.
Marwell rail bus link from Southampton and Eastleigh
As in previous years this service is funded by Marwell Zoo and the publicity is provided by the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership. The aim of the service is to encourage visitors to visit Marwell Zoo by train and bus, rather than car.
The service commences on Saturday 6 April and runs through to 1 September 2019. The theme this year is “Brickosaurs, a world exclusive prehistoric experience with Lego bricks”, which promises to be very exciting. The Nearest train station from Salisbury direction is Eastleigh. To download the leaflet, please click on the link below.