This Autumn half-term we will be upgrading the railway between Barnham, Chichester and Havant

Engineers will be working over 9 days, from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November 2019, and the following three weekends, to lay 2.3km of new track and replace life expired equipment at Basin Road, Stockbridge Road, Brook Lane and Bosham level crossings with new, more reliable technology.

The work will improve the reliability of rail services on the line and the reliability of the level crossings, reducing delays for rail passengers and motorists. We will also be taking the opportunity to carry out improvement work across the stations affected.

Updates to rail services

Rail passengers in West Sussex and Hampshire are advised to plan ahead and allow more time for their journeys, as we work to complete a multi-million pound upgrade of the lines between Barnham, Chichester and Havant.

During the week days, from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019 buses will replace trains between Chichester and Havant, and journeys will take longer than usual.

On the following weekend dates the line between Barnham and Havant will be closed, meaning buses will replace trains between those stations on each date affected.

  • Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October
  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November
  • Sunday 10 November
  • Sunday 17 November
  • Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December

Throughout the work, trains to London will still run from Havant (to London Waterloo via South Western Railway) and Bognor (via Southern). During the week days, trains to London will also still run from Chichester (via Southern).

Work on the level crossings will result in some local diversions on local roads. More information will be available as soon as diversions are confirmed.

We will be running a passenger communications campaign targeting all travellers affected by the blockades. The campaign will ensure that passengers and business are fully aware of the closures, the impact on journeys, the alternative travel options available to them and the benefits the work will bring for the region.

For further passenger information or to plan your journey please visit National Rail Enquiries’ website or Southern’s website.

Contact us

For more information or to get in touch with us, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.