- Where: Frogmore Lane/Brownhill Way, Coxford Road/Lords Hill Way, Lord’s Hill Centre, and the University Hospital Southampton
- When: 1 March onwards
- What: Engagement on the proposed Park & Ride facilities.
- Why: To support existing bus services to the Hospital, and for the possibility of Southampton’s first Park & Ride site
- How: Funded as part of the Transforming Cities programme
Works at the Frogmore junction are now complete.
Works at Coxford Road are ongoing and should be complete over the summer.
Park & Ride has been a long-term transport aspiration for Southampton as it has the potential to reduce car-based trips into the city centre and other busy places such as the Hospital. This is achieved by having a viable and affordable public transport route with a parking facility close to a major access route into the city. It is important that the route from the designated Park & Ride car park to the end destination will need to improve bus priority to make journey times attractive and reliable.
We have earmarked a site just close to M271 Junction 1 as the site for a Park & Ride in the west of the city at Bargain Farm. We are working in partnership with the Hospital to develop and implement the Park & Ride as it will benefit both staff at University Hospital Southampton, local residents, and people working and visiting the City Centre. The Hospital have started the development of the car park and the proposal is for Park & Ride services to start operating from the new site in mid-2022.
During the week it will be for NHS staff giving them a reliable link to the main Hospital site. At weekends it will take workers and shoppers into the city centre via M271. We are taking this approach to see how Park & Ride can work in Southampton and is part of a plan to incrementally implement Park & Ride. The aim is to reduce the level of car-based travel to the city centre while supporting its growth.
There are several bus services, that run through the area connecting to the Hospital, Shirley, City Centre and on to Woolston that will benefit from the proposals. The Hospital currently operates a Park & Ride shuttle service for staff from the site to the University Hospital Southampton. The map below highlights the proposed routes for the Hospital Park & Ride service and city centre Park & Ride service.
In March this year, we undertook a survey about all four locations and we received a great response which has been used to shape each of the schemes. You can view all of the survey results via the tile below.
To get more details about the latest plans and proposals for each location click on the tile below. Work has also been undertaken to improve traffic flow along the city centre approach route (blue dotted line on the map above). For details see Millbrook Road West tile below and the link here for Mountbatten Way.
For further information on other transport activities and initiatives around the Hospital please visit this page. To receive the latest information about transport projects across Southampton, you can sign up for our regular bulletin by clicking here.