Welcome to your new home!
Welcome to the North Stoneham Park Travel Plan Site. We are 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 this page as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel in your local area. On this page you can find information on:
- Local shops and centres;
- Bus stops/timetables/fares;
- Train station/timetables;
- Walking and Cycle routes; and
- Events on in your local area.
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, ensuring that the information we give, and you use, is up to date.
Within the site itself, the new local community centre has now opened! The YMCA Eastleigh is the first building in Hampshire to combine a nursery, community centre, and café. Supporting local residents as well as the wider Eastleigh town, the centre delivers fun school holiday activities and an exciting event programme with something for all ages.
Beyond this you have an approximate 25 minute walk to get into Eastleigh Town Centre which provides a comprehensive range of amenities including The Swan Shopping Centre, a variety of restaurants, pharmacies, places of worship and leisure facilities (including a cinema and bowling alley). Click here for a more detailed list of facilities and where to find them.
Travelling by Train
Southampton Airport Parkway (SOA) Train Station is approximately 2km from the centre of North Stoneham Park and is accessible via a 25-minute walk or 7-minute cycle through both Avenue Park and Lakeside Country Park.
The station is well equipped to suit your every need, with 236 cycle storage racks, 900 car parking spaces, customer help points, a manned ticket office (7 days a week) and even a coffee shop.
Southampton Airport Parkway has great access to lots of stations including Southampton Central, Weymouth, Manchester and London Waterloo. Some of the destinations along these routes include Bournemouth, Winchester and Oxford. This should make your commute, weekend away or day trip as easy as possible.
Why not visit the National Rail web page by clicking here to find out more information and to keep up-to-date with live arrival and departure information.
Did you know – You can also save money on rail travel when you purchase a Network Railcard. Railcards have an annual cost of £30 and can save you up to 1/3 off most rail fares (subject to Terms and Conditions). For more information and to purchase your railcard click here.
Travelling by Bus
As the local bus network offers convenient routes to most local destinations, with frequent services, could this be the travel mode for you?
Buses run regularly all throughout the day from a number of local bus stops, so whether you need to get to work, the shops or pick up the children from school, the bus provides comprehensive access to many destinations.
There nearest bus stops to you are from Chestnut Avenue (Cricketers Arms and Monks Way) and Stoneham Lane (Concorde Club and St Nicolas Church). The location of these stops is shown on the map below, whilst the table provides a summary of services available from these stops.
Figure 1: Local Bus Stops
Table 1: Local Bus Services
Click on the following links to find out more information on both the Bluestar and Xelabus services in your area.
At the bottom of this page is some information with how you can claim a free 30-day Smartcard for use on Bluestar bus services. Read on to find out more!
Travelling by Bike
If you fancy getting out on your bike, cycle routes in the area make your trip an easy way to travel. The map below shows cycle routes within your area.
Figure 2: Local Cycle Routes
This handy map is found on Sustrans website and is helpful in finding cycle routes in any given area. The green shows traffic free routes, whereas the purple routes are on-road.
For more walking and cycling information and maps that are available within the Eastleigh Borough click here.
Other ways to Travel
If you like driving and you cant see any alternative way to travel, why not try to save some money by joining Hants Carshare. Here you can find drivers or passengers to share your journeys with. This has many benefits including helping to cut congestion and pollution and also social benefits too. Why not visit the Hants Carshare website to find out more!
Eastleigh also operate a Co-wheels car club which is a pay-as-you-go car hire scheme. You can book a car online or by phone and use an issued smart card to access the vehicles. All you have to pay for is hire time and distance. For more information, visit the Co-wheels car club website.
What’s on in your local area?
Not sure what events are going on in your local area? A full list of events in Eastleigh can be found here. Have a look through and gather some ideas for family fun, sporting adventures and other sustainable activities.
Local Travel News
National Rail Enquiries – to search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator.
Eastleigh Borough Council – Provides up-to-date news and information regarding travel related issues.
Hampshire County Council – The council website provides up-to-date traffic and travel news, including planned roadworks and sporting events which may force closures to the surrounding roads.
Your Free Travel Gift
Over the coming months and years we will be sending out travel surveys for you to complete which helps us to understand more about your current travel habits and what may encourage you to use alternative modes. As a way of saying thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, you will have a choice of claiming one of the following two options;
- £50 voucher to use at Halfords, Eastleigh. The voucher can be redeemed for the purchase or servicing of bicycles, or the purchase of cycling related items; or
- A Bluestar Smartcard preloaded with 30 days unlimited travel within Southampton Plus zone. Once you receive your smart card, simply go online to activate it, and then travel anywhere within the Southampton Plus Zone on Bluestar buses for 30 days. When your 30 days are up, you can top your card up online or on the bus and buy Bluestar’s best value bus tickets.