We're making improvements between Southampton and Bournemouth during a five-day line closure in November

Between Monday 1 and Friday 5 November our engineers will carry out improvements to track, signalling and drainage between Totton and Bournemouth.

Engineers will work around the clock on a busy stretch of the railway to prevent speed restrictions being imposed and keep trains on the move.

Line closures

On Monday 1 November, the line between Southampton Central and Bournemouth will be closed, along with the line from Brockenhurst to Lymington Pier. Buses will replace trains between these stations however Beaulieu Road station will be closed.  

Between Tuesday 2 and Friday 5 November, the line between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth will be closed. Buses will replace trains between these stations.

If you're planning on travelling between Monday 1 and Friday 5 November, please plan ahead and check before you travel. 

What we're doing

We will carry out a wide range of work including: 

  • Track level improvements at Brockenhurst, Sway and Hinton Admiral, to keep trains running at full line speeds through these areas
  • Drainage improvements in the Sway area, which will reduce delays and cancellations during extreme weather
  • Bridge maintenance in the Christchurch area, to ensure structures can support track and trains for years to come
  • Track and signalling maintenance in the Totton, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Christchurch areas
  • Installation of new rails between Hinton Admiral and Christchurch and new ballast and sleepers at Sway, to improve reliability







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