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Woolston Travel Hub


  • Where: Woolston, in and around the current Colonnade car park 
  • When:  Monday 22nd April 2024 for 9 weeks
  • What:  Pedestrian enhancements, shared-use installation, e-scooter and bike hire, car club spaces, and EV charging 
  • Why: to provide access to a range of sustainable travel options in one convenient location, reducing the number of private car trips through the area 
  • How: funded as part of the government’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) 

Our Transforming Cities programme includes ambitious plans to roll out a network of Travel Hubs in and around Southampton. These are strategically placed locations which provide access to a range of alternative onwards travel options, allowing people to travel as seamlessly and sustainably as possible. 

Woolston Travel Hub will provide a range of convenient sustainable transport options for travel between Woolston and Southampton City Centre, as well as between nearby green spaces at Weston Shore and Royal Victoria Country Park. The Hub will have direct links to regular bus services and local train services, and will include:  

  • New pedestrian enhancements including footway resurfacing and repairs, handrail replacement and tactile paving for uncontrolled crossing points
  • Upgraded lighting in the subway linking to Woolston Station
  • New shared-use to be introduced on some of the footways along Portsmouth Road, as well as appropriate shared-use tactiles and signage
  • E-scooter and bike hire facilities to be introduced within Colonnade Car Park, as well as new electric vehicle charging points, car club bays, and relining of a portion of parking spaces
  • Minor repairs to drainage and kerbing within the car park and surrounding areas

The scheme complements neighbouring improvements already delivered or programmed in early 2024 including Woolston & Itchen Active Travel Zone and SCN5 Eastern Quietway. To find out further information on these schemes please click on the title to navigate to their scheme page. 

Latest News

March 2024

Construction of Woolston Travel Hub is planned to start on Monday 22nd April 2024, and will take approximately 9 weeks. 

Throughout construction Colonnade Car Park will be closed. There are several alternative carparks in the nearby area that will remain open, such as Portsmouth Road Car Park. Following the completion of our works in Summer 2024 Colonnade Car Park will reopen for general use.

Later in construction, we will also add continuous crossings at the car park entrance as well as the entrance to Cooper’s Lane from Portsmouth Road. We will also be resurfacing a portion of Portsmouth Road as well as refreshing the road markings on Portsmouth Road and Cooper’s Lane. We will inform nearby residents and businesses in writing closer to the time of these dates.

Works will take place on site between 7:00am and 5:00pm each weekday (excluding bank holidays) and 7:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays. Access to the service road for the shops will be maintained at all times, however there may be a traffic marshal present to help with this and guide vehicles.