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 to / from Southampton Central on Sunday 24 February

Start date
24/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Southampton Central and Reading / Manchester Piccadilly

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

South Western Railway between Weymouth / Poole / and Brockenhurst / Southampton Central / Eastleigh / London Waterloo, and also between Salisbury and Romsey

Southern between Southampton Central and Littlehampton / Brighton

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place in the Southampton Central area, closing all lines.


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

Great Western Railway:

Train services will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, and will not call at Southampton Central. Customers to / from Southampton Central will be provided with buses between Eastleigh and Southampton Central, taking approximately 20 minutes.

South Western Railway:

Replacement buses will operate between:

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

An amended service will run between Poole and Brockenhurst, as well as between Woolston and Portsmouth Harbour.

Services between Salisbury and Romsey will be amended, and will not call at Southampton or Eastleigh


Services between Brighton and Southampton Central will be revised to terminate / start from Portsmouth Harbour.

Customers between Cosham and Southampton Central are advised to use South Western Railway train and bus services.

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.