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 between Eastleigh and Southampton Central / Brockenhurst on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February

Start date
09/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

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

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Romsey and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between Weymouth / Poole / Romsey / Southampton and Salisbury / Portsmouth Harbour /Basingstoke / London Waterloo

Southern between Southampton Central and Littlehampton / Brighton

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh and Brockenhurst, closing some lines.



Replacement buses will operate between Southampton Parkway and Southampton Central / Bournemouth.


Replacement buses will run between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:


Trains between Cardiff Central  / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central..


Services to / from Brighton will not run. Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted, not calling at Southampton Central, but making additional stops at Chandler's Ford and Eastleigh.

South Western Railway:


Replacement buses will run between:

  • Southampton Central and Bournemouth / Woolston.
  • Southampton Parkway and Bournemouth / Brockenhurst.
  • Romsey and Eastleigh.


Replacement buses will run between:

  • Eastleigh and Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Brockenhurst.
  • Southampton Central and Woolston / Romsey / Bournemouth.



Buses will replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central.


Buses will replace trains between Havant and Southampton Central.

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.