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 services in the Southampton area on Sunday 21 November

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Route affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Gloucester / Westbury / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh and Totton / Southampton Central, resulting in the closure of some lines.


Rail replacement buses will operate between Eastleigh and Bournemouth, also calling at Southampton Central.

Great Western Railway

Services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham and will not call at Southampton Central. They will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.

Rail replacement buses will run between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

The 11:15 Bristol Temple Meads to Brighton will be diverted after Cosham to Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

The 17:40 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will terminate at Westbury.

The 17:46 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Westbury.

The 19:08 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central will call additionally (upon request) at Dilton Marsh.

Customers to use alternative rail / road transport.

South Western Railway

Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth will now run between London Waterloo and Eastleigh.

Trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth & Southsea will not run.

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

Trains between Eastleigh and Portsmouth will now run between London Waterloo and Portsmouth.

Trains between Salisbury and Romsey will not call at Southampton Central and Eastleigh.

Additional rail services will run between:

  • Brockenhurst and Weymouth


Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Eastleigh and Brockenhurst / Bournemouth.
  • Southampton Central and Romsey / Eastleigh / Fareham / Bournemouth.


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 pandemic. 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.