Leah Gardens, Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh

Welcome to the Woodside Avenue Travel Plan Site. 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 this page 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
  • Bus stops/timetables/fares
  • Train station/timetables
  • Cycle routes, shops
  • 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.

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

Accessibility Map
Accessibility Map

Eastleigh has a fantastic range of facilities, amenities and services, however you are also not too far from both Hedge End Retail Park and Southampton City Centre if you want a change of scene.  Click here for a more detailed list of facilities and where to find them.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Following the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, many transport services have resumed on reduced services, with the capacity and availability still continuing to increase as the country follows its stages of unlocking.

Rail

Eastleigh Railway Station is located approximately 1.5km (a 20 minute walk or 6 minute cycle) from you.

The station is well equipped to suit your every need, with 130 cycle storage spaces, 133 car parking spaces, customer help points and CCTV.

Eastleigh Railway Station has great access to lots of destinations including Portsmouth, Romsey, Poole and London Waterloo. This should make your commute, weekend away or day trip as easy as possible.

Please only travel if absolutely necessary. There are revised Rail service available which can be found using National Rails’s live journey planner.

Buses

As the local bus network offers convenient routes to local destinations, could this be the travel mode for you? The nearest bus stops to you are situated on Leigh Road and provide services to Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford.

The X6 and X7 have resumed operation and provide connection from Eastleigh to Hiltingbury, Hedge End and Bishops Waltham. The Bluestar 2 and 5 bus services are also operating from the bus stops outside Eastleigh Train Station which are accessible via a 20 minute walk to the east of the development.

The Bluestar 2 bus services provides connection to Southampton, Winchester, Chandler’s Ford, Otterbourne, Compton and St Cross. The revised timetable for this service can be accessed here: https://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/services/SQ/1

The Bluestar 5 bus service connects to Boyatt Wood, Romsey, Eastleigh, Chestnut Avenue and North Baddesley. The revised timetable can be accessed here: https://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/services/SQ/5

Cycling

Interested in starting to cycle to your workplace or keeping fit this summer? Take a look at Leah Gardens summer newsletter for information on free bike health checks, free cycling confidence classes, cost-effective, recycled bikes and more, all in the Eastleigh area!

If you fancy getting out on your bike, cycle routes in the area make cycling an easy way to travel. The map below shows cycle routes within your area.

Cycle Routes

This handy map is found on Sustrans and is helpful in finding cycle routes in any given area. The green shows traffic free routes, whereas the purple routes are on-road.

In addition, Lakeside Country Park is situated 2.8km (10 minute cycle) south of your development which provides 22 hectares of lake, meadow and woodland. A small train operates around the park providing an excellent opportunity to see the features on offer. Why not take the children for a bike ride and enjoy a picnic in the park?

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 e.g. Southern.

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.

For Eastleigh Borough Council’s most up to date news on COVID-19 click here: https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/latest-news/latest-information-coronavirus-covid-19

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