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Buses replace trains between Southampton Airport Parkway / Southampton Central and Bournemouth on Sunday 31 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 31 Mar 2024 to 31 Mar 2024

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Bournemouth

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


Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst, closing all lines.


Replacement buses will run between:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

  • Southampton Central and Eastleigh.

  • Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted, and will not call at Southampton Central. These trains will additionally call at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.

Buses will run between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Trains will run to an amended timetable between Westbury and Portsmouth Harbour.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Brockenhurst / Bournemouth.

  • Eastleigh and Brockenhurst.

  • Southampton Central and Fareham.

  • Eastleigh and Romsey.


Buses will replace trains between Southampton Cental and Havant all day.

Trains which usually run to / from Southampton Central will be diverted after to Havant to start / terminate at 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 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.