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.

Amended service between Basingstoke and Southampton / Salisbury on Sunday 3 October

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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Southampton Central / Weymouth / Poole / Portsmouth Harbour

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CrossCountrySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Basingstoke and St Denys / Reading, resulting in the closure of some lines.


Trains will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway.

Rail replacement road transport will be in place between Reading and Winchester, also calling at Basingstoke.

Journey times will be extended by 1 hour.

South Western Railway

Buses will run between:

  • Basingstoke and Southampton Central.
  • Basingstoke and Fareham.
  • Basingstoke and Salisbury.
  • Romsey and Southampton Central.


Trains between Reading and Salisbury will not run.

The 35 minutes past London Waterloo to Weymouth service will now depart at 54 minutes past. This service will be diverted via Havant and will call additionally at Guildford and Fareham.

Trains between London Waterloo and Poole will now run between Southampton and Poole.

Trains between Southampton and Portsmouth & Southsea will now run between Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour.

Trains between London Waterloo and Exeter will now run between Salisbury and Exeter.

The 48 minutes past Weymouth to London Waterloo will divert via Havant and call additionally at Guildford and Fareham.

The following additional services will run:

  • 15 & 35 minutes past London Waterloo to Basingstoke.
  • 4 & 20 minutes past Basingstoke to London Waterloo.


Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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