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 Bournemouth and Poole on Sunday 21 October

Start date
21/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Eastleigh and Poole / Weymouth

TOC(s) affected
South Western Railway

Renewals of old equipment is taking place between Bournemouth and Poole, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Bournemouth and Poole.

Additional trains will run between Poole and Weymouth.

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:

Lineside equipment relates to items such as points heaters, axle counters and train describers that do not form part of the signalling system. However, they are vital to the safe operation of the railway and if not maintained can lead to delays. Inspection and repair of this type of equipment must be undertaken to keep the track operating safely and efficiently.