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Last updated:Today at 04:17
Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains in the Basingstoke / Woking / Winchester area on Sunday 21 January 

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Woking / Guildford / Portsmouth Harbour / Poole / Weymouth / Exeter St Davids, and between Alton and Woking


Engineering work is taking place between Weybridge and Andover / Winchester, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​


Trains will be diverted, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes, and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Winchester via Basingstoke.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke via Reading Green Park, Mortimer and Bramley.

For Reading West, you can use rail services between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn instead.

As a result of diversions for other train services, some trains between Reading and Guildford will be retimed.

Customers travelling directly between Reading and Basingstoke can use CrossCountry replacement buses.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Weybridge and Woking.

  • Weybridge and Guildford.

  • Weybridge and Basingstoke.

  • Woking and Winchester.

  • Woking and Andover.

  • Weybridge and Aldershot.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.