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 in the Salisbury area on Sunday 19 May

Start date
19/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Salisbury / Yeovil Junction / Exeter St Davids; between Romsey and Salisbury; between Reading and Salisbury / Gillingham / Frome; between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Salisbury area, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway

Trains will operate operate between Cardiff Central and Warminster and between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

Buses will operate between Warminster / Salisbury and Southampton Central.

The following trains will also be further amended:

  • 08:19 Romsey to Brighton will NOT run. There will be an earlier bus at 07:45 from Romsey to Southampton Central for rail/road connections beyond, otherwise Romsey customers should use South Western Railway services.
  • 16:35 Cardiff Central to Brighton and 17:40 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will terminate at Westbury.
  • 15:47 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Westbury.
  • 17:46 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads and the 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour will NOT run.

South Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Andover and Gillingham
  • Salisbury and Romsey

Trains are amended as follows:

  • 8 & 13 minutes past the hour Salisbury to Romsey services will start from Romsey at 49 minutes past the hour.
  • 35 minutes past the hour Romsey to Salisbury service will start at 39 minutes past the hour terminating at Romsey.
  • 15 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids services will start from Gillingham

The following services will not run:

  • London Waterloo to Frome / Bristol Temple Meads
  • 12 minutes past the hour Romsey to Salisbury
  • 52 minutes past the hour Salisbury to Reading

The following additional services will run:

  • 45 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Andover
  • 12 & 14 minutes past the hour Andover to London Waterloo

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.