Compass Point

Compass Point, Southampton

Welcome to the Compass Point Travel Plan Site. As your Travel Plan Coordinators we’re here to help you utilise the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport.

This page is designed for you! Think of it as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:

  • Local Shops and centres
  • Rail station/timetables
  • Bus stops and timetables
  • Cycle routes, shops and vouchers
  • Events on in your local area

Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we give you is up to date.

The accessibility map below highlights all of the major amenities and points of interest that can be found in the vicinity of your home at Compass Point.

Southampton City Centre is only a 15 minute cycle away, or is linked to Compass Point by Bluestar bus route number 4 (See below for more information).

Within closer proximity to your home at Compass Point are a number of schools (including primary and secondary), Romsey Rd shops, a Tesco supermarket in Millbrook, Southampton General Hospital and David Lloyd Leisure Centre.

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Top Tips for Driving Green and Saving Fuel

1.Be a Smooth Operator 
Fast accelerating and braking burns more fuel,   drive smoothly with light feet to help fuel efficiency.

2.Roll down to Cool down
Air conditioning reduces fuel efficiency by up to 10%, so roll your windows down instead.

3.Stop Idling
Don’t sit with your engine running, turn it off  when you are sat waiting in your car, or shift to neutral at traffic lights. Did you know that 20 seconds of idling emits more CO2 than turning your car off and back on again when you are ready to drive.

4.Slow Down
Driving more than 55mph reduces your fuel efficiency by almost 15%!

5.Lighten Up
For every 50Kg of weight, your fuel consumption is increased by around 2%. Removing unnecessary weight from your car will reduce how much fuel you are using for the same trips.

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 Why go Electric?

There are a lot of reasons to swap your petrol or diesel engine for an Electric Vehicle (EV):

For further independent information on Electric Vehicles visit:
http://www.nextgreencar.com

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 Rail

The bus routes link the site to the Southampton Central railway station. The station is primarily served by South Western Railways operating direct services to London Waterloo including stops at Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction.

The station is also serviced by First Great Western, Southern and Cross Country trains operating to the west (Bristol, Cardiff, Salisbury, Bournemouth and Romsey), the east (Brighton and Portsmouth) and the north (Birmingham and Manchester)

For live updates on train service in and out of Southampton visit Southampton Central National Rail Enquiries, and click on arrivals or departures accordingly.

You can also create a pocket timetable here which allows you to create a personalised timetable for up to 3 selected departures and/or arrivals including Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This timetable can be downloaded as a PDF and printed.

Get 1/3 off the price of train fares for a year with a Railcard. With six different railcards available, there is sure to be one for you.

railcard table

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 Bus

The local bus network offers convenient routes to most local destinations and, with frequent services, this could be the travel mode for you! Buses run regularly all through the day, so whether you need to get to work, the shops or pick up the children from school the bus could be the best way for you!

Find live bus departure information within Southampton here.

The closest bus stop to your home is around Maybush Corner with stops on Romsey Road, Wimpson Lane and Rownhams Road. From these stops you can get the Blue Star bus route number 4 or 7. In addition, the Blue Star Route 17 is available from Lower Brownhill Road.

Blue Star Route 4 – Southampton – Shirley – Lord’s Hill – North Baddesley – Romsey. A timetable for this service including route map can be found here.

Blue Star Route 7 – Lordshill – Millbrook – Shirley – Southampton – Woolston – Sholing. A timetable for this service can be found here.

Blue Star Route 17 – Weston – Woolston – Southampton – Shirley – Lorshill – Adanac Park. A timetable for this service can be found here.

A full route map for Blue Star buses can be found here.

Blue Star Buses Update Feed – Travel updates for Blue Star bus services.

Bluestar Timetable Changes from Sunday 1st September – including changes to Bluestar 4 and Bluestar 17 can be found here

**If you have still not claimed your FREE travel gift from us, including FREE 30 day travel smart card for Bluestar services within the Southampton Zone

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 Cycling

If you fancy getting out and about on your bike for your commute to work, for exercise or a leisurely activity visit https://transport.southampton.gov.uk/connected-southampton-2040/southampton-cycle-network/ to find out about Southampton’s cycle network.

You can also visit My Journey Hampshire for maps and guides on cycling within Hampshire.

Did you know that you live close to National Cycle Route 236? This route is traffic free, and runs between Cosham and Porchester, prefect for a leisurely weekend cycle. It then restarts in Southampton City Centre where there are ferry links to the Isle of Wight and Hythe. On leaving Southampton, the route travels past city parks and heads west to Totton and Ashurst before arriving in Lyndhurst. The section between Totton and Ashurst is the quietest and takes you to the centre of the New Forest with its shops, cafes and all facilities and Visitor Centre. Send us a picture of you taking in the sites on your successful trip and we could feature you in the next newsletter or blog post!

Taylor Wimpey have teamed up with The Hub Cycleworks, Southampton to offer you an exclusive Compass Point Resident voucher. At The Hub Cycleworks you can get £50 off a bike, services or accessories*. That will help you get back on you saddle. Visit The Hub Cycleworks website to browse their full range of products, or feel free to pop into store where there friendly staff are always available to assist.

(*Please note, this offer is for one per household and only available to households that have not already claimed a gift voucher from us. One voucher for either the bus OR cycle offer. For more details please email travelplan@paulbahsamassociates.com or call us at 01489 668134, leaving your name, number and address)

Also at The Hub Cycleway:
Southampton Bike Kitchen is a free community workshop providing tools and advice to fix and maintain your bike. The workshops are run by volunteers and you can go along to The Hub Cycleworks every Wednesday 7-9pm to work on your bike with the help of experts.

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Capture

YoBike offers 300 bikes located around Southampton. Just download the app, register and locate your closest bike via your phone’s GPS. Simply scan the QR code on the YoBike unlocking the bike for 60 minutes of cycling.  When you are all done, check the in-app Map to find the nearest parking space to park your bike. Or for longer or more frequent use, use their Day or Annual Commuter Passes.

Pay GPay as you go usage for £1 per hour
£5 Day Pass24 hours of uninterrupted cycling. No need to sign up for the day pass – it will automatically be applied if you exceed 5 hours of use!
£39 Annual Commuter Pass2 hour-long rides, per day, every day for a whole year! Sign up within the YoBike App.

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Local Travel News

This section is intended to keep you moving. Links below direct you to to travel updates in your local area.

My Journey Hampshire – ROMANSE (ROad MANagement System for Europe) provides up to the minute traffic and travel information in and around the Hampshire area. If you car share or are thinking about car sharing check out ROMANSE for your latest travel update or if the roads aren’t looking good, why not consider using public transport, cycling and walking instead? Check out journey times, calories burnt and carbon emissions saved using our travel planner.

National Rail Enquiries – For up to date information on your journey and to search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator e.g. First Great Western.

BBC Roads Hampshire – Live information on traffic and travel incidents. If you see the traffic is bad, why not hop on the bus or grab your bike. Youll beat the traffic and save congestion and pollution!

Solent Go! – Daily, Weekly, Monthly Travel card for Hampshire. With 9 operators you can hop on and off almost every bus in South Hampshire! Sign up for updates about when the Solent Go is to be released.

Bluestar Buses – Service and travel updates.

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