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 3 and Sunday 4 February

Start date
03/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and 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 Poole / Weymouth and between Salisbury and Romsey also between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Southampton Central

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 be diverted between Southampton Central and will not call at Southampton Airport Parkway or Winchester, and journey times will be extended by around 45 minutes.

Southampton Central to Newcastle services are amended, and will start / finish 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.

South Western Railway

Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth will run between London Waterloo and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Trains between London Waterloo and Poole will run between London Waterloo and Basingstoke.

Some train will run additionally between Weymouth and Southampton Central.

Trains between Salisbury and Romsey will run between Salisbury and Southampton Central.

Buses replace trains between Fareham and Southampton Central.


Trains which run between London Victoria and Southampton Central will be diverted to terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea. Passengers should use alternative services to Southampton Central from Portsmouth & Southsea.

On Saturday, trains between Brighton and Southampton Central will run between Brighton and Woolston only. Buses will run between Woolston and Southampton Central.

On Sunday, passengers should use South Western Railway services between Havant 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.