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.

Amended service between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January

Start date
06/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth / Southampton Central

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Worcester / Great Malvern / Westbury and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Weymouth / Poole / Portsmouth Harbour; Salisbury and Romsey; and also between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Southern between Southampton Central and Brighton / Barnham / Horsham / Gatwick Airport / London Victoria

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Eastleigh, closing lines via Southampton Airport Parkway.


Trains will divert via Andover and Romsey and will not call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Durham to Southampton Central trains will terminate at Reading.

Great Western Railway

Trains will be diverted to run via Romsey, Eastleigh and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. Trains will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh. Trains which usually start at Southampton Central will be amended to start at an alternative location such as Salisbury or Westbury.

Customers for Southampton Central should change at Romsey or Salisbury.

Trains to and from Brighton will also be amended with some services cancelled, or starting at an alternative station such as Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.

Road transport will run for customers between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Eastleigh.

On Sunday, trains will be additionally amended between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa. More details can be found on our Engineering Work page.

South Western Railway

On Saturday, road transport will run between Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Some buses will be extended to run to Eastleigh.

On Sunday, road transport will run between Southampton Central and Eastleigh.

Road transport will also run between Southampton Central and Fareham throughout the weekend.


On Saturday between 06:30 and 17:00, trains will run between Brighton and Woolston. Road transport will run between Woolston and Southampton Central.

On Saturday before 06:30 and after 17:00, trains will run between Brighton and Portsmouth & Southsea. Customers should use alternative Southern services between Havant and Southampton Central.

On Sunday, trains which usually run between Brighton and Southampton Central will run between Brighton and Portsmouth & Southsea only. Customers should use South Western Railway services to Fareham and then a replacement bus service to Southampton Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Great Western Railway tickets will be accepted on South Western Railway services between Salisbury, Romsey and Southampton Central. Tickets will also be accepted on Southern services to and from Brighton and South Coast stations such as Worthing and Barnham.

Southern tickets will be accepted on South Western Railway services to Fareham and replacement bus services to Southampton Central.

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