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Woolston Travel Hub

Summary

  • Where: Woolston, in and around the current Colonnade car park 
  • When: construction in early 2024 
  • What: a Travel Hub 
  • 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. A stylised graphic displaying different types of sustainable transport, from e-scooter and e-bike hire to electric vehicle charging to public transport.

(Image credit: CoMoUK. Image is indicative only and does not reflect the final scheme to be delivered in Woolston.)

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:  

  • Bicycle/e-bike and e-scooter share  
  • Covered cycle parking  
  • Sheltered seating  
  • New rapid electric vehicle charging points  
  • Car club bays  
  • New pedestrian crossing points 
  • Road and footway resurfacing 
  • Upgraded lighting and new CCTV  
  • Cycle lanes on Portsmouth Rd  
  • Pedestrian and cycle wayfinding 
  • Public transport real-time information 

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

Construction of Woolston Travel Hub is planned to start in February/March 2024. Details of any traffic management and access restrictions will be posted to affected residents and shared on this page prior to the start of works.