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 3 March

Start date
03/03/2019  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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

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


Replacement buses will run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth. Train services will not run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

Train services will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, and will not call at Southampton Central. Customers to / from Southampton Central should use South Western Railway buses between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

South Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Southampton Airport and Bournemouth running non stop.
  • Southampton Airport and Poole running fast to Bournemouth then all stops to Poole.
  • Southampton Central and New Milton calling at all stations via Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier.
  • Eastleigh and Romsey calling at all stations via Southampton Central and Redbridge. Customers for Chandlers Ford should use Great Western Railway diverted trains between Romsey and Eastleigh.
  • Eastleigh and Bournemouth with limited stops.


Customers please note, there is no service to / from Beaulieu Road.

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.