Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham on Sunday 17 December

Start date
17/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Southampton Central / Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Romsey / Westbury and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between Poole / Southampton Central / Weymouth and London Waterloo / Portsmouth & Southsea / Eastleigh and also between Romsey and Salisbury

Southern between Southampton Central and Brighton / Littlehampton

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central / Millbrook and Winchester / Fareham, closing some lines.

CrossCountry services will start / terminate at Southampton Central and divert not calling at Winchester and Southampton Airport. Journey times will be extended by one hour. You should change at Southampton Central for services to Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. You should use the replacement buses to complete your journey.

Great Western Railway services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Brighton will run only between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Westbury. Some services between Bristol Temple Meads and Brighton will run only between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury. You should use alternative train services to complete your journey.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour will not run. You should use the alternative train services provided.

South Western Railway services will be replaced by buses between Eastleigh / Fareham and Southampton Central with some additional services calling at Southampton Airport Parkway.

South Western Railway customers for Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh are able to use Great Western Railway services.

Southern trains are diverted and will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton. Customers should change at Fareham and use South Western Railway services between Fareham and Southampton Central.

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Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.