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 Southampton Central and Bournemouth / Lymington Pier on Sunday 11 March

Start date
11/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Romsey and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury / Southampton Central and Bournemouth / Weymouth.

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Southampton Central area, closing all lines between Southampton Central and Redbridge.


CrossCountry services will start from / terminate at Southampton Central. A replacement bus service will run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour:

Most Great Western Railway services will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. These services will make additional calls at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh. Customers for Southampton Central should change for rail connections at Eastleigh.

The 17:40 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will terminate at Westbury. Customers should catch alternative services from Westbury.

The 22:05 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury service will run normally to Southampton Central. It will be diverted after this to run via Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford to Romsey.

Cardiff Central / Romsey to Brighton:

Most services will be diverted via Chandler's Ford, not calling at Southampton Central. Services will be further diverted after Cosham to terminate at Portsmouth Harbour. Customers for Brighton should change at Cosham for alternative services to Brighton.

The 16:35 Cardiff Central to Brighton will terminate at Westbury. Customers should use alternative services for Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton.

The 15:46 and 17:46 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads services will start at Westbury. Customers for this train should use earlier alternative Southern services to connect with this train.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service will not run.

South Western Railway:

South Western Railway services to / from London Waterloo will terminate at Southampton Central. Replacement buses will run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth / Poole, and also between Southampton Central and New Milton / Poole. An amended service will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Trains between Salisbury and Romsey will be diverted to run via Chandlers Ford, not calling at stations between Southampton Central and Eastleigh. A replacement bus service will run between Romsey and Eastleigh.

Trains between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier will not run.

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.

Location Map:

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


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.