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Buses replace trains in the Southampton Central area on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 

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Engineering work details

Starts 28 Sep 2024 to 29 Sep 2024

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury and Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Poole / Weymouth

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Southampton Central


Engineering work is taking place between Redbridge and St Denys, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will run to an amended timetable, and will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham to run via Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh, calling additionally at both stations. These trains will not call at Southampton Central.

Replacement buses will run between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

South Western Railway:

Buses replace trains between:

  • Southampton Parkway and Poole.

  • Southampton Parkway and New Milton.

  • Brockenhurst and Lymington.

  • Southampton Central and Woolston.

  • Eastleigh and Romsey.

It is not yet known how Southern will be affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry or Great Western Railway, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with South Western Railway or Southern, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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 replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.