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.

Revised service to and from London Waterloo via Woking on Sunday 28 January

Start date
28/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham / Basingstoke / Alton / Weymouth / Poole / Exeter St Davids / Southampton Central

Basingstoke and Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
South Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction, and between Wimbledon and Basingstoke.

There will be reduced platform capacity at London Waterloo and lines through Woking and Weybridge will be closed.

An amended service will run on all routes to and from London Waterloo via Woking.

Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth will divert via Guildford, Havant and Fareham. Please allow for an extended journey time on this route.

Additional trains will run between Basingstoke and Southampton Central.

If you are travelling to stations on the Exeter St Davids route, you will need to change at Basingstoke.

Buses will run between the following stations:

  • Weybridge and Basingstoke
  • Weybridge and Guildford
  • Weybridge and Woking
  • Hounslow and Woking
  • Woking and Basingstoke

Check before you travel:

Engineering work is taking place across various other parts of the South Western Railway network. You can find out more details on the projects here.

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. You can check your journey for Sunday 28 January using the timetables below:



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:

In the Wessex route, Network Rail operates some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to London and other employment hubs in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, as well as large numbers of leisure travellers to London and the south coast.

The Wessex Project will be about extending platforms to accommodate longer trains, providing step-free access at more stations, and continuing the huge investment at London Waterloo to provide more platforms for more trains and improve reliability. In combination with the delivery of an additional 150 new train carriages, this work will result in a 30 per cent increase in capacity at Waterloo in the peak hours by December 2018.