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 Havant and Barnham from Saturday 26 October until Sunday 3 November

Start date
26/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central Great Malvern / Romsey / Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria / Haywards Heath and Littlehampton; between Brighton and West Worthing / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Havant and Barnham, closing the lines all week.

Great Western Railway

Trains will not run to and from Brighton and will instead start / terminate at Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central. Most trains will additionally call at Swanwick.

Customers should use alternative Southern trains / road transport between Havant and Barnham, to complete their journey.


Buses will replace trains between Havant and Barnham, with some late night buses extended to Portsmouth and Southampton Central. There will be fast buses not calling at intermediate stations and also buses calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southern, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is currently not reflecting the changes for Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November.

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.