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 between Southampton area on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November

Start date
End date
Route affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Winchester / Eastleigh and Poole / Weymouth 

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth, closing some lines.


As a result rail replacement buses will operate between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway:


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

Rail replacement buses will operate between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Additionally the 13:34 Bristol Temple Mead to Fratton and the 17:40 (departing 17:36) Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour services will terminate at Westbury.

South Western Railway:


  • Some services between London Waterloo and Weymouth will start / terminate at Brockenhurst.
  • Some services between Poole and Weymouth will not run.


Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Brockenhurst and Poole
  • Southampton Airport Parkway and Poole
  • Southampton Central and Poole



  • Some services between London Waterloo and Weymouth will start / terminate at Southampton Central.
  • Services between London Waterloo and Poole will run between London Waterloo and Southampton Central.
  • Services between Salisbury and Romsey will not call at stations between Southampton and Chandlers ford.


Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Southampton Central and Poole
  • Southampton Central and Romsey 
  • Southampton Central and New Milton


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.