Transport

East Hampshire District Council works closely with a number of organisations, such as Hampshire County Council, to promote and improve sustainable local transport services.

We do this through:

  • Development of walking and cycle infrastructure
  • Highway and Public Realm improvements
  • Supporting local schools with their own travel plans to support sustainable transport
  • Liaison with bus and community transport providers.

We are keen to encourage people living and working in East Hampshire to consider alternative modes of transport to the car.

Road transport improvement schemes

Hampshire County Council is the Highways Authority for East Hampshire. 

 
 

Buses, trains and coaches

Buses

There are a number of bus services operating in East Hampshire.

Hampshire County Council has produced the following travel guide which covers areas including Alton, Bordon, Liphook and Petersfield.

Trains

Southern West Trains operates the two main rail routes through East Hampshire:

  1. Trains run from Alton, via Bentley to Farnham, Aldershot and London Waterloo.
  2. Trains run from Portsmouth to London Waterloo, calling at the following stations in East Hampshire: Rowlands Castle, Petersfield, Liss and Liphook.

Plan your journey or find the latest train information including live travel boards.

Coaches

National Express runs a fast service linking Portsmouth to Victoria Coach Station in London, stopping at Horndean, Petersfield and Bordon.

Cycling

East Hampshire has an active Cycle Plan which identifies priority cycle routes in the East Hampshire District Council area.

Hampshire County Council has details of on and off-road recreational routes in East Hampshire.

Community transport

You can find a list of all community transport options in East Hampshire on Hampshire County Council's website.

Call & Go East Hampshire

Community first runs a minibus services in East Hampshire.

These are bookable services for anyone whose transport needs are not met by public bus services.

Minibus hire 

Community Transport operate a fleet of minibuses that are available for local group hire.

Organisations can use their own drivers or use Community Transport's volunteer drivers.

Shopmobility

Petersfield shopmobility scheme

South Downs Association of Disabled People runs a shopmobility scheme in Petersfield.

We are situated in the Central Car Park in Petersfield – close to Ramswalk Shopping Precinct

it is available 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm. Please call us on 01730 710474 for further details.

Alton shopmobility scheme

Alton Community Association runs Alton’s Shopmobility Scheme from the Community Centre.

We have mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available for hire by the hour. We are situated in the Banks car park, behind the High Street opposite the Library.

it is available 6 days a week, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturday 8:30am - 1pm. Please call us on 01420 85057 for further details.

Roads, highways and pavements

Hampshire County Council is responsible for maintaining Hampshire's roads and footways.

It is not responsible for maintaining motorways and trunk roads; these are the responsibility of the Highways Agency

In addition, the roads in Portsmouth and Southampton are maintained by the respective unitary authorities.

Road safety

East Hampshire District Council fully supports Hampshire County Council in their role, as the transport authority for the area, in preparing and carrying out a programme of measures designed to promote road safety.

Hampshire County Council's Road Safety team aim to:

  • Carry out studies into road accidents and plan programmes of action designed to reduce casualties
  • Ensure that improvement schemes are audited to reduce the possibility of accidents when the schemes come into use
  • Promote highway engineering measures and programmes of road user education, training, publicity and encouragement which specifically assist vulnerable road users
  • Encourage and co-ordinate the work of District Road Safety Councils and liaise with police and other agencies over road safety matters.