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 services between Southampton Central and Basingstoke on Sunday 18 February

Start date
18/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Southampton Central and Reading / Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

South Western Railway between Weymouth / Poole / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central and London Waterloo

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountrySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Winchester, closing all lines.


Services between Bournemouth and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly will start from Southampton Central. These trains will be diverted, not calling at Southampton Airport Parkway or Winchester. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Customers for these stations should use alternative South West Railway services.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Winchester / Romsey and Southampton Central and also between Winchester and Fareham. A reduced train service will operate with some trains re-timed.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with South Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel


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.