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 Basingstoke on Sunday 16 February

Start date
16/02/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Reading and Basingstoke / Poole / Portsmouth / Salisbury / Yeovil Junction / Yeovil Pen Mill / Weymouth / Exeter St Davids

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Basingstoke area, closing all lines to / from Basingstoke.


Trains will be diverted to run on alternative routes, and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke / Winchester.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

Services that run between Reading and Redhill will be retimed to run later than usual, as a result of the diversions taking place in this area.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Woking and Basingstoke / Andover.
  • Woking and Winchester.

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.