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 Chichester and 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.


It is not yet known how Southern will be affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.