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 in the Southampton Central / Portsmouth area on Sunday 24 November

Start date
24/11/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly

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

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour / Poole

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh and Woolston / Hilsea, closing all lines.


The 09:40 and 10:40 Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly services will start from Southampton Central. Replacement buses will run from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway to connect with these trains.

Great Western Railway:

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

No Great Western Railway services will run between Cosham and Brighton. Customers should change at Cosham for alternative Southern services to / from Brighton.

South Western Railway:

Buses replace trains between:

  • Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

An amended train timetable will be in operation for South Western Railway trains running in the Southampton / Portsmouth area.


Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Havant.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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.