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 Eastleigh / Fareham and Southampton Central on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January

Start date
13/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

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

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

Southern between Brighton and Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh / Woolston and Southampton Central, closing all lines.


On Sunday, replacement buses will run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth with additional buses running between Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central.

Trains between Darlington and Southampton Central will start / terminate at Reading, not calling at stations to Southampton Central. Customers should use alternative trains / replacement buses to complete their journey.

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.

Customers for Southampton Central should change at Salisbury or Romsey. Customers should use South Western Railway trains to / from Southampton Central.

Replacement buses will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central.

If you are travelling early morning or late evening on Saturday, you should use replacement road transport between Southampton Central and Fareham.

On Sunday, trains will also be amended between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

South Western Railway

All weekend buses will replace trains between Eastleigh / Fareham and Southampton Central.


On Sunday buses will replace trains between Southampton Central and Fareham.Connecting trains to and from Brighton will be slightly re-timed.

Ticket acceptance:

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.


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.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map