Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 21/10/2021 04:06. 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 trains between Southampton and Bournemouth / Poole / Portsmouth on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December

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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

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

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Salisbury / Eastleigh and Southampton Central / Romsey / Poole

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Southampton Central

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CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Bournemouth on Saturday and Sunday, and between Cosham and Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday, closing various lines.


On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:

On Sunday, no Great Western Railway services will run between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton.

Replacement buses will run between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour. If you are travelling to / from Brighton, you should use alternative services.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between:


  • Southampton Airport Parkway / Southampton Central and Bournemouth / Poole.
  • Brockenhurst and Bournemouth / Poole.



  • Havant / Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Southampton Central and Romsey / New Milton. 
  • Southampton Airport Parkway / Southampton Central and Bournemouth / Poole.



It is not yet known how Southern will be affected by engineering work.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.