Southampton City region Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: June 2024


Hampshire County Council will deliver these local transport schemes by the end of 2024, to improve walking and cycling routes, and bus infrastructure. More detailed information on each scheme can be found on their respective scheme webpages listed below.

Schemes Delivered
  • Eastleigh Town Centre cycle route;
  • Chandlers Ford – Hut Hill;
  • Test Valley - Test Lane cycle link improvement;
  • Bursledon Road Cycle Link Improvements;
  • Redbridge Viaduct;
  • Corridor 1 Totton, Hythe and Fawley Improved Bus Stops with Real Time Inform;
  • Corridor 4, Eastleigh and Fair Oak Improved Bus Stops with Real Time Information;
  • Schemes in Construction
    Schemes in Development

    Corridor Scheme
    Bursledon A27 Providence Hill Cycle Link
    Waterside Junction Road, Totton Bus Priority Improvements
    Eastleigh Airport Parkway Travel Hub
    Eastleigh Travel Hub
    Bishopstoke Road - Bluestar 2 Bus Corridor Improvements
    Background and Funding Arrangements

    In March 2020 Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bid to the Department for Transport. 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 making investment to bring about improvement to cycleways, footways and road crossings to help more people to walk and cycle locally and further afield, as well as improving bus travel and connecting different types of transport through mobility hubs in Eastleigh and Southampton Parkway. The funding will be used to better connect Eastleigh, Bursledon and The Waterside/Totton to Southampton City Centre. This infrastructure requires delivery by March 2023.

    A summary of progress and highlight key risks on the Transforming Cities Fund schemes was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day 7 November 2022.

    The investment will support plans to improve connectivity across three major travel corridors in and out of Southampton from the Waterside (from Totton down to Holbury), Eastleigh and Bursledon and establish Local Mobility Hubs in key local areas. Eastleigh is to have a mobility hub within the town centre and Southampton Airport Parkway will also be the location of a travel hub.

    This together with the £5.7m received from tranche 1 of TCF funds, awarded in January 2019, (£7.4m with local contributions), means the City Region will have seen a transport investment of £75.9m by 2023.

    This is a significant level of capital transport funding that will have a transformative impact on people’s journeys by bus, walking and cycling. It also supports Southampton City Council’s Green City Plan and Hampshire County Council’s Climate Emergency, enabling the sustainable growth of the City Region. This also aligns with the emerging Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) contributing towards a carbon neutral, resilient Hampshire including encouraging fewer vehicles on Hampshire's roads.

    Find more information about Southampton City Council’s proposals.

    Frequently asked questions.

    Transforming Cities Fund Corridor Map

    Roadworks and Travel Advice
    Visit One.Network which is where the planned works are published and is an independent platform that allows real-time monitoring of all the UK’s roadworks and diversions.

    My Journey - travel information and travel advice choices in Hampshire.
    Contact us
    Universal Services
    Hampshire County Council
    The Castle

    SO23 8UD