Corridor 4, Eastleigh and Fair Oak Improved Bus Stops with Real Time Information

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: May 2024

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The scheme is near completion, please see the traffic management table for the latest update. 

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Scheme overview

The aim of this scheme is to offer better connectivity of public transport than is currently available together with an enhanced customer experience and a choice of travel that will encourage commuters to leave the car at home and catch the bus. These improvements will be delivered between Southampton City Centre, Eastleigh, and Fair Oak. The benefits of the scheme will improve passenger waiting facilities, accessibility, up-to-date technology and make it a pleasant experience.

Improvements will be include;

  • Real time passenger information (RTPI);
  • Green roofs and;
  • Wireless charging seats.

Brand new enhanced shelters will be implemented in January 2024 at the following existing bus stops on Alan Drayton Way - Bishopstoke, Stokewood Surgery – Fair Oak Road and Eastleigh Train Station.  The current shelters at Stokewood Surgery and Eastleigh Train Station will be reused and relocated.  For further information  please view the proposed bus stop plans.

Additionally, there may be pavement improvements around the stops, improvements to marked area on the road to accommodate buses (bus cage) and new bicycle stands. Furthermore, there will be a number of standard stop improvements around these locations and may include raised kerbs, refurbished bus shelters, flag poles, new timetable cases and inclusion of RTPI. The scope and number of these is yet to be confirmed.

In March 2020, Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bids to the Department for Transport (DfT). Made jointly with Southampton City Council, Hampshire County Council made a bid for investment designed to improve walking, cycling and public transport within the Southampton City Region. The Department for Transport awarded £57 million to the Southampton City Region from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). This funding is for capital investment in infrastructure to support and encourage active and sustainable travel from the outlying residential areas to key economic areas nearer the City Centre. The majority of the investment is on corridors from Eastleigh, Bursledon and The Waterside/Totton in addition to transport and mobility hubs in Eastleigh and at Southampton Parkway.

Approval to progress with the implementation of the scheme was given by the Director of Universal Services on 20 February 2023.

Funding Arrangements

Please visit Transforming Cities Fund Southampton web page for further details.

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