Over the late May bank holiday, we’ll be improving the railway between Botley and Fareham in Hampshire by installing new, improved track.

These improvements will mean that the line between Eastleigh and Fareham will be closed from Saturday 23 May to Friday 29 May 2020, with buses replacing South Western Railway (SWR) services. Great Western Railway (GWR) and Southern services will be diverted.

Fareham station

What the work will involve

Engineers will install just under a mile of new track between Botley and Fareham, improving the railway’s reliability for years to come.

Line closure

The line between Eastleigh and Fareham will close for seven days between Saturday 23 to Friday 29 May. There will be no trains calling at Hedge End or Botley throughout those seven days.

Travel information

Saturday 23 to Friday 29 inclusive

  • Buses will replace SWR services between Eastleigh and Fareham, calling at Hedge End and Botley.
  • GWR services between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Eastleigh will be diverted via Netley.
  • Southern services between Brighton and Southampton Central via Eastleigh will be diverted via Swanwick.
  • There will also be a reduced number of car parking spaces at Fareham station.

Planning your journey

For full details of how these works will affect your journey, please check the SWR, GWR and Southern websites. Please also check before you travel using National Rail Enquiries.