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Buses replace trains in the Southampton / Bournemouth area on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 

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Engineering work details

Starts 13 Apr 2024 to 14 Apr 2024

Route(s) affected

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

Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

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

Description

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

CrossCountry:

Trains will be amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central only.

Replacement buses will run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth. You should change between buses and trains at Southampton Airport Parkway.

Great Western Railway:

Trains that usually run via Southampton Central will be diverted to run via Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh, additionally calling at these stations.

You can use South Western Railway connections between Eastleigh and Southampton Central. On Sunday, replacement buses will run between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Trains between Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour will run to an amended and reduced timetable.

South Western Railway:

Saturday:

Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth will call additionally at either Shawford and Eastleigh or Swaythling and St Denys. The will also start / terminate at Southampton Central.

Trains between Salisbury and Romsey will start / terminate at Romsey.

Additional services will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Buses replace trains between:

  • Southampton Central and Bournemouth

  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth

  • Brockenhurst and Lymington

Sunday:

Trains between London Waterloo / Eastleigh and Poole will start / terminate at Bournemouth.

Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth will start / terminate at Southampton Airport Parkway and may also call additionally at Eastleigh.

Additional services will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Buses replace trains between:

  • Eastleigh and Bournemouth

  • Southampton Central and Bournemouth

  • Eastleigh and Romsey

  • Eastleigh and New Milton

  • Southampton Central and Fareham

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.