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 / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Start date
15/12/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour also between Great Malvern and Brighton

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Eastleigh also between  Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Southern between Southampton and Brighton

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh / St Denys and Portchester closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Southampton Central and Havant.

Additional information

Great Western Railway buses from Southampton Central to Portsmouth Harbour will only set down at Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea.

Buses from Portsmouth Harbour to Southampton Central will only pick up at Portsmouth & Southsea and Fratton.

Some trains between Cardiff Central / Great Malvern and Brighton will start terminate Westbury. Customers should use alternative road / rail services between Westbury, Southampton and Brighton.

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.