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 Basingstoke / Romsey and Southampton Central on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November

Start date
10/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle / York / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Woking / Basingstoke and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Poole / Weymouth

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountrySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, closing all lines.


All weekend, CrossCountry services will be diverted, not calling at Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Customers to / from these stations should use South Western Railway replacement bus services.

Additionally on Sunday, services will not run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth. Customers should use connecting rail services between these stations.

South Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, Basingstoke and Fareham, and between Romsey and Southampton Central.

Services between Southampton Central and Lymington Pier / Bournemouth / Weymouth will run to an amended timetable.

Services between Romsey and Salisbury will be extended to run between Southampton Central and Salisbury.

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.