Hello Berewood Resident and welcome to your Travel Plan page.
Here at Paul Basham Associates we are your ‘Travel Plan Coordinators’ which means we are here to help you make informed travel choices and provide advice on your local area and the surrounding travel opportunities.
This page intends to keep residents up to date on local information such as:
– Local shops/centres
– Rail timetables
– Bus stops and timetables
– Cycle routes
– Local travel information
Much of the information provided on this page is through website links to ensure that the information we give you is up to date, particularly bus and rail timetable information.
So, let’s get started!
UPDATE: Following the Governments current advice regarding Coronavirus, many passenger transport operators are reviewing service timetables. This page has been updated to reflect the most recent timetables in place during this outbreak. Any further updates/changes to services will be monitored and updated.
What’s in your local area?
Your new home in Berewood is well located to access a number of local facilities, particularly along Victoria Road. Along Victoria Road there are takeaways, cafes, banks, retail outlets, a post office, Waterlooville Library and a public house. The Asda Waterlooville Superstore is also accessible via the A3 as well as the Waterlooville Area Community Association and a pharmacy.
Hampshire’s ‘My Journey’ planner is a free tool which allows you to enter your start location and final destination to help you understand what travel options are available to you. Visit the website here to access the journey planner.
Travel by Bus
The Berewood area is well served by a number of bus routes operated by First Buses and Stagecoach. A summary of the routes and timetables is outlined below along with relevant links to the bus companies web pages.
D1/D2 – From Stops on Houghton Avenue within the development
Route: Waterlooville – Denmead – Hambledon (D1)
Waterlooville – Denmead D2)
This route, operated by First Bus, runs Monday – Saturday on an hourly basis alternating between the D1 and D2 service. Visit the timetable webpage here.
7 (The Star) – From stops on Hambledon Road (off the main road B2150)
Route: Portsmouth City Centre – Cosham – Waterlooville – Wecock Farm
This route, operated by First Bus, runs Monday-Sunday on a half hourly basis. Visit the timetable webpage here.
8 (The Star) – From stops on Victoria Road (High Street)
Route: Portsmouth City Centre – Cosham – Waterlooville – Clanfield
This route, operated by First Bus, runs Monday to Sunday on a half hourly basis. Visit the timetable webpage here.
37 – From stops on Victoria Road (High Street)
Route: Havant – Waterlooville – Cowplain – Horndean – Clanfield – Petersfield
This route runs Monday to Saturday only every 2 hours. See the Stagecoach timetable here.
39 – From stops on Hambledon Road (off the main road B2150)
Route: Havant – Leigh Park – Waterlooville.
This route operates Monday to Sunday. On Monday to Saturday the service is every 45 mins to 1 hour and on Sundays the route is hourly. See the Stagecoach timetable here.
Why take the Bus?
There are many reasons why you should started considering using the bus, such as:
– The walk to and from the bus is a great way to incorporate some physical activity into your daily routine.
– You have the opportunity to relax whilst on your journey and could even proactively use your time, such as reading a book.
– Season tickets could offer unlimited travel services and can provide cheaper alternatives than running a car.
– Contributing towards cleaner air.
Travel by Rail
To travel by rail from your home in Berewood, Cosham and Bedhampton Railway Stations are the closest, both located to the south.
Bedhampton Railway Station is operated by South Western Railway and provides regular services to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo and Littlehampton.
To travel to Bedhampton Railway Station there is the opportunity to use the Stagecoach 37 or 39 services or the journey would constitute a 20-minute cycle via Hulbert Road.
To see the live Bedhampton departure board visit National Rail’s website here.
Cosham Railway Station is also operated by South Western Railway and provides some further services to those from Bedhampton such as Cardiff Central, Loncon Victoria, Brighton and Southampton Central.
To see the live Cosham Departure board, visit National Rail’s website here.
To travel to Cosham Railway Station would also consist of a 20 minute cycle via London Road or a 25 minute bus journey via the 7 or 8 First Bus services.
The National Cycle Network route 222 (Queen Elizabeth Country Park to Portsmouth) runs in the vicinity of your new home through Waterlooville, Purbrook, Crookhorn and finishes in Portsmouth. The route consists of a mixture of traffic free and on-road cycling and also connects with Route 22 and Route 2 which provides a long distance route across the south coast.
The A3 London Road which connects with Cosham to the south also supports cycling with on road cycle lanes and off-road cycle tracks. Visit Havant Borough Council’s Cycle Map here to find out the local cycle routes in your area which is colour coded to identify on road and off road routes – perfect for any cycle ability.
With so many great cycling routes on your doorstep why not put on your cycle helmet and get active!
Still need to drive your own car? There are still ways to develop more sustainable habits, why not try some of the below techniques:
– Remove unnecessary weight from your car such as roof racks or boxes
– Avoid breaking and accelerating hard by driving smoothly
– Limit the use of your air conditioning
– Check your tyres are fully inflated
– Stick to the speed limit – speeding often leads to higher fuel consumption
Interested in Car Sharing?
Do working hours make using public transport more tricky? Or do you carry lots of equipment to work meaning the car is essential? Why not consider car sharing?
Lift Share have a database of over 700,000 people to car share with. Its free to join and find both drivers or passengers to share with! You could help reduce CO2 emissions, reduce the stress of driving by sharing and could save up to £1000 on average per year!
Why not see who is already signed up in your local area? Visit https://liftshare.com/uk
Local Travel News
Hampshire County Council – Visit the ROMANSE webpage to find out more information on live traffic information!
National Rail Enquiries – To search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator e.g. South Western Railway!
My Journey Hampshire – Includes a journey planner tool as well as news about travel in the Hampshire area!