Compass Point, Southampton
Welcome to the Compass Point Travel Plan Site. As your Travel Plan Coordinators we’re here to help you utilise the best of your area, be that shops, facilities or public transport.
This page is designed for you! Think of it as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:
- Local Shops and centres
- Rail station/timetables
- Bus stops and timetables
- Cycle routes, shops and vouchers
- Events on in your local area
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we give you is up to date.
The accessibility map below highlights all of the major amenities and points of interest that can be found in the vicinity of your home at Compass Point.
Southampton City Centre is only a 15 minute cycle away, or is linked to Compass Point by Bluestar bus route number 4 or First Hampshire route numbers 1 and 12 (See below for more information). However, within closer proximity to your home at Compass Point are a number of schools (including primary and secondary), Romsey Rd shops, a Tesco supermarket in Millbrook, Southampton General Hospital and David Lloyd Leisure Centre.
Top Tips for Driving Green and Saving Fuel:
1.Be a Smooth Operator
Fast accelerating and braking burns more fuel, drive smoothly with light feet to help fuel efficiency.
2.Roll down to Cool down
Air conditioning reduces fuel efficiency by up to 10%, so roll your windows down instead.
Don’t sit with your engine running, turn it off when you are sat waiting in your car, or shift to neutral at traffic lights. Did you know that 20 seconds of idling emits more CO2 than turning your car off and back on again when you are ready to drive.
Driving more than 55mph reduces your fuel efficiency by almost 15%!
For every 50Kg of weight, your fuel consumption is increased by around 2%. Removing unnecessary weight from your car will reduce how much fuel you are using for the same trips.
The bus routes link the site to the Southampton Central railway station. The station is primarily served by South West Trains, operating direct services to London Waterloo including stops at Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction.
The station is also serviced by First Great Western, Southern and Cross Country trains operating to the west (Bristol, Cardiff, Salisbury, Bournemouth and Romsey), the east (Brighton and Portsmouth) and the north (Birmingham and Manchester)
For live updates on train service in and out of Southampton visit Southampton Central National Rail Enquiries, and click on arrivals or departures accordingly.
You can also create a pocket timetable here which allows you to create a personalised timetable for up to 3 selected departures and/or arrivals including Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This timetable can be downloaded as a PDF and printed.
The local bus network offers convenient routes to most local destinations and, with frequent services, this could be the travel mode for you! Buses run regularly all through the day, so whether you need to get to work, the shops or pick up the children from school the bus could be the best way for you!
The closest bus stop to your home is on Maybush Corner, although bus stops located at Millbrook Estate, Barrowdale are also within close proximity. At these stops you can get the Blue Star bus route number 4 and First Hampshire bus route numbers 2 and 12.
Blue Star Route 4 – Southampton – Shirley – Lord’s Hill – North Baddesley – Romsey. A timetable for this service including route map can be found here.
First Hampshire Route 2 – Southampton City Centre – Shirley – Millbrook, Via Central Station – Shirley Precinct – Redbridge Hill. A timetable for this service can be found here.
First Hampshire Route 12 –Lords Hill – Millbrook – Shirley – Southampton City Centre – Bitterne – Townhill Via General Hospital – Central Station – Northam – Midanbury. A timetable for this service can be found here.
First Hampshire Service Update Feed – To keep up to date with First Hampshire’s travel news visit this page, where it has a live feed for their travel updates.
Blue Star Buses Update Feed – Travel updates for Blue Star bus services.
Bluestar Timetable Changes from Sunday 11th November – including changes to Bluestar 4 can be found here
**If you have still not claimed your FREE travel gift from us, including FREE 30 day travel smart card for Bluestar services within the Southampton Zone
If you fancy getting out and about on your bike for your commute to work, for exercise or a leisurely activity, the map below provides you with information on your local cycle network. The green routes are traffic free, whilst the purple routes show on road cycle routes.
This map can be found by visiting Sustrans and typing in your postcode. Sustrans is an extremely useful website which helps to enable people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.
You can also visit My Journey Hampshire for maps and guides on cycling within Hampshire.
Did you know that you live close to National Cycle Route 236? This route is traffic free, and runs between Cosham and Porchester, prefect for a leisurely weekend cycle. It then restarts in Southampton City Centre where there are ferry links to the Isle of Wight and Hythe. On leaving Southampton, the route travels past city parks and heads west to Totton and Ashurst before arriving in Lyndhurst. The section between Totton and Ashurst is the quietest and takes you to the centre of the New Forest with its shops, cafes and all facilities and Visitor Centre. Send us a picture of you taking in the sites on your successful trip and we could feature you in the next newsletter or blog post!
Taylor Wimpey have teamed up with The Hub Cycleworks, Southampton to offer you an exclusive Compass Point Resident voucher. At The Hub Cycleworks you can get £50* off a bike, services or accessories, plus an extra 10% discount!!!!. That will help you get back on you saddle. Visit The Hub Cycleworks website to browse their full range of products, or feel free to pop into store where there friendly staff are always available to assist.
(*Please note, this offer is for one per household and only available to households that have not already claimed a gift voucher from us. One voucher for either the bus OR cycle offer. For more details please email email@example.com or call us at 01489 668134, leaving your name, number and address)
YoBike offers 300 bikes located around Southampton. Just download the app, register and locate your closest bike via your phone’s GPS. Simply scan the QR code on the YoBike unlocking the bike for 60 minutes of cycling. When you are all done, check the in-app Map to find the nearest parking space to park your bike. Or for longer or more frequent use, use their Day or Annual Commuter Passes.
|Pay G||Pay as you go usage for £1 per hour|
|£5 Day Pass||24 hours of uninterrupted cycling. No need to sign up for the day pass – it will automatically be applied if you exceed 5 hours of use!|
|£39 Annual Commuter Pass||2 hour-long rides, per day, every day for a whole year! Sign up within the YoBike App.|
Local Travel News
This section is intended to keep you moving. Links below direct you to to travel updates in your local area.
My Journey Hampshire – ROMANSE (ROad MANagement System for Europe) provides up to the minute traffic and travel information in and around the Hampshire area. If you car share or are thinking about car sharing check out ROMANSE for your latest travel update or if the roads aren’t looking good, why not consider using public transport, cycling and walking instead? Check out journey times, calories burnt and carbon emissions saved using our travel planner.
National Rail Enquiries – For up to date information on your journey and to search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator e.g. First Great Western.
BBC Roads Hampshire – Live information on traffic and travel incidents. If you see the traffic is bad, why not hop on the bus or grab your bike. Youll beat the traffic and save congestion and pollution!
Solent Go! – Daily, Weekly, Monthly Travel card for Hampshire. With 9 operators you can hop on and off almost every bus in South Hampshire! Sign up for updates about when the Solent Go is to be released.
First Hampshire – Service updates
Bluestar Buses – Service and travel updates.