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 Chichester and Littlehampton / Brighton on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April

Start date
14/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Romsey / Southampton Central and Brighton

Southern between Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / West Worthing and Brighton / Haywards Heath / London Victoria

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Chichester and Ford, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Services to / from Brighton will terminate / start from Chichester. Replacement buses will run between Chichester and Littlehampton to connect with Southern services to / from Brighton.

On Sunday, morning engineering work is taking place in the Romsey area. As a result, the 08:19 Romsey to Brighton will start from Southampton Central. A replacement bus will run at 07:55 from Romsey to Southampton Central.


Trains will not run between Chichester and Barnham.

Buses will replace trains between Chichester and Barnham / Littlehampton. Buses will also replace trains on the Bognor Regis branch and will run between Bognor Regis and Barnham.

On Saturday, trains which usually run between London and Portsmouth / Southampton Central / Bognor Regis will be diverted to Littlehampton. On Sunday, trains on these routes will not run.

Customers can use South Western Railway services between Southampton Central and Havant all weekend.

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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.