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 at Southampton Central on Sunday 14 October

Start date
14/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Bournemouth / Poole / Weymouth

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Airport Parkway and Brockenhurst, closing all lines. Additionally, engineering work is taking place between Salisbury and Redbridge until 09:55.


Rail replacement transport will operate between Southampton Airport Parkway, Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway

Trains will be retimed by a few minutes between Westbury and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour. Some morning trains to Brighton will terminate at Portsmouth Harbour. A reduced service will run between Westbury and Brighton all day. Customers should use alternative services where provided. Additional stops will be made at Dilton Marsh on request.

South Western Railway

Trains between London Waterloo and Poole / Weymouth will terminate at Southampton Central.

Rail replacement transport will operate between the following stations:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Poole
  • Southampton Central and Poole
  • Southampton Central and New Milton

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 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.