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Buses replace trains in the Southampton / Bournemouth area on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 09 Mar 2024 to 10 Mar 2024

Route(s) affected

Trains in the Southampton / Bournemouth areas

Description

Engineering works is taking place in the Southampton area, closing some lines.

CrossCountry:

Saturday

Trains will not call at Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway.

Journey times will be extended by approximately 45 minutes.

You should use South Western Railway buses between Eastleigh and Southampon Central to complete your journey.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will divert between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. Most trains will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.

The 07:05 Westbury to Southampton Central and the 08:30 Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads will operate as normal, otherwise customers to / from Southampton Central should change at Romsey for South Western Railway connections.

Also:

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury will divert between Eastleigh and Romsey, not calling at Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central. It will call additionally at Chandlers Ford.

Sunday

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will divert between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. They will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.

A replacement bus service will operate (hourly) between Eastleigh and Southampton Central taking 20 minutes.

Also trains:

The 17:40 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will operate in two parts: the 17:40 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service and the 18:41 Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour (terminating Westbury). There will be no connection between these two trains.

The 19:34 Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour will terminate Westbury. Customers for beyond Westbury should travel by earlier or later services.

South Western Railway:

On Saturday,

Buses will operate between:

  • Eastleigh and Fareham

  • Eastleigh and Southampton Central

On Sunday,

Buses will operate between:

  • Eastleigh to Bournemouth

  • Eastleigh to New Milton

  • Southampton Central to Romsey

  • Southampton Central to Fareham

  • Southampton Central to Bournemouth

Southern:

Buses replace trains between Havant and Southampton Central.

On Saturday, trains which usually run between Brighton / London Victoria and Southampton Central will be diverted and run to / from Fratton.

On Sunday, trains which usually run between Brighton and Southampton Central will be diverted and run to / from Portsmouth & Southsea.

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 replacement bus 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.