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 Southampton Central and Bournemouth on Sunday 1 December

Start date
01/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Bournemouth 

South Western Railway between Poole and London Waterloo / Basingstoke / Eastleigh, between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier, and also between Weymouth and London Waterloo / Southampton Central

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountrySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Bournemouth, closing all lines. As a result the following service changes will apply:


CrossCountry trains will not run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth. A rail replacement bus service will be extended to run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

South Western Railway

Buses will run on the following routes:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Poole
  • Southampton Central and Poole
  • Southampton Central and New Milton (calling at Lymington Town and Lymington Pier).

Trains between Romsey and Salisbury will run as normal.

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.

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.