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 Basingstoke and Winchester / Southampton / Fareham on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May

Start date
11/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountrySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Basingstoke and Winchester on Saturday and between Basingstoke and St Denys on Sunday, closing all lines.


Trains will divert between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, and will be unable to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Customers may use replacement buses between Basingstoke and Winchester / Southampton Central provided by South Western Railway.

On Sunday, trains will start / terminate at Southampton Central. Alternative train services will be available between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

South Western Railway

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Basingstoke and Winchester.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Basingstoke and Southampton Central / Fareham and also between Southampton Central and Romsey.

Some services between London Waterloo and Weymouth / Portsmouth that usually run via Winchester will be diverted via Havant.

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.