Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains in the Salisbury area on Sunday 6 January

Start date
06/01/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids / Bristol Temple Meads / Frome and between Salisbury and Romsey.

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Warminster and Salisbury / Romsey, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway

Until 12:08 services from Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will be replaced by a bus between Warminster and Southampton Central and will operate on an hourly basis. After this time the bus will run between Warminster and Salisbury.

Until 14:08 services from Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Warminster and will operate on an hourly basis. After this time the train will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Salisbury with the bus running between Salisbury and Warminster.

The 08:19 Romsey to Brighton service will not run, please use the earlier road transport from Romsey to Southampton Central to connect with other train services.

Brighton services will not run. Customers to use alternative Portsmouth Harbour services changing for services to / from Brighton.

Romsey customers may use transport provided by South Western Railway.

Some trains will make additional stops at Dilton Marsh.

South Western Railway

Trains between London Waterloo and Bristol / Frome will NOT run.

Until approximately 16:00, additional services will run from London Waterloo to Andover at 45 minutes past the hour and from Andover to London Waterloo at 12 minutes past the hour.

Services between Salisbury and Romsey will not run until after 17:00 and will be retimed after 17:00.

Buses will run between:

  • Andover and Gillingham until 16:00
  • Salisbury and Romsey until 16:00
  • Warminster and Salisbury

Check before you travel:

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

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


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.