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Central Station Interchange

Central Station HR Proposed 01


  • Where: Southampton Central Station (south side)
  • When: Spring 2022
  • What: New multi-modal interchange, improved crossings and public space
  • Why: Provide a welcoming arrival and enable seamless travel connections to the port and other parts of the city
  • How: Funded as part of the Transforming Cities Fund

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Please note, above CGI is a representation of how the scheme may look and is subject to change.

Project details

Our Transforming Cities programme outlines our ambitious goal to transform gateways into the city centre. This includes our proposals for a new multi-modal interchange on the south side of Central Station to provide efficient and seamless travel connections to the port and other parts of the city. 

People arriving into the city centre will have access to a range of onwards travel options, including:

  • New bus facilities, including bus shelters and real-time information
  • Shared e-mobility (such as e-scooter hire)
  • Cycle parking
  • A new taxi rank, taxi parking and drop off facilities
  • Car parking and loading facilities

These improvements will cater more effectively for each different mode of transport, thereby addressing the current conflicts between various users of the site.

The forecourt of the station will be widened to accommodate these proposals, while an upgraded toucan crossing to the former Toys'R'Us site will enhance connections between the station and the city centre.

The scheme also includes proposals to enhance the public space to provide a welcoming experience for everyone arriving into the city including cruise passengers. The changes will also transform the station in keeping with exciting development plans for the future Mayflower Quarter.