Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 29/03/2020 06:25. Update now

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 South Western Railway services between Salisbury and Romsey until Monday 30 March

Start date
18/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour; between Great Malvern / Bristol Parkway and Brighton; and also between Gloucester / Swindon / Westbury and Southampton Central 

South Western Railway between Salisbury and Romsey

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

A landslip had damaged part of the railway between Salisbury and Romsey resulting in all lines being closed. Repair work has now been completed and services are beginning to return to normal between these stations. 

Today, 28 March, Great Western Railway service will operate with the following exceptions:

The 06:08 and 07:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central trains will start from Southampton Central.

Advice for South Western Railway customers:

Replacement buses continue to run between Salisbury and Romsey, calling at Dean and Mottisfont & Dunbridge. Trains will run between Romsey and Romsey (circular service).

You may also use your ticket on Great Western Railway between Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads / Southampton Central.

What's happened?

Engineers have been on site at the landslip and have confirmed there is significant damage to the embankment, with substantial repair work needed. It was expected the repair work would take up to 2 months to fully repair the railway and this has now been completed. More information can be found from Network Rail here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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


If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Dean


You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.