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

Southern between Brighton and Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

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


Trains between Brighton and Southampton Central will run between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour calling additionally at Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea. Customers should use South Western Railway services between Fratton and Southampton Central to complete your journey.

Out of South Western Trains hours, buses will replace trains between Havant / Littlehampton 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.