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 Eastleigh and Brockenhurst / Fareham on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October

Start date
06/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Manchester Piccadilly / Derby / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

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

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Basingstoke / Salisbury and Southampton Central / Poole / Weymouth

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between St Denys and Brockenhurst / Fareham, closing all lines.


Replacement buses will run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central, and also between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

All weekend, trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted to run between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central but additionally calling at Chandler's Ford and Eastleigh. Replacement buses will run between Eastleigh and Southampton Central, taking approximately 20 minutes.

On Saturday only buses will run between Eastleigh and Fareham, taking approximately 35-40 minutes. Some Saturday morning services will not run beyond Warminster.

On Sunday only, the 17:40 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will terminate at Westbury. Customers for stations to Portsmouth Harbour should change at Westbury for alternative services.

Most services to / from Brighton will either not run beyond Westbury / Portsmouth Harbour, or will be diverted and take longer than usual. Customers should use alternative services between Westbury / Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton.

South Western Railway:

Services between Salisbury and Romsey will be diverted, and will not call at stations between Southampton Central and Chandler's Ford. Replacement buses will operate between:

  • Eastleigh and Brockenhurst.
  • Eastleigh and Bournemouth.
  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Brockenhurst.
  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.
  • Southampton Central and Fareham.
  • Southampton Central and Bournemouth.



Services between London Victoria / Brighton and Southampton Central will start / terminate at Portsmouth Harbour. A replacement bus service will operate between Havant and Southampton Central.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.