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Eastleigh to Fareham

We’re carrying out essential maintenance between Eastleigh and Fareham in June and July. 

The line between Eastleigh and Fareham will be closed from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July while engineers stabilise a cutting between Botley and Fareham.

The cutting, outside a tunnel in Fareham, has experienced a number of failures in recent years. In 2016, Storm Frank’s extreme weather meant we had to make temporary repairs, and it now needs a permanent fix to keep trains running safely.

What does the work involve?

During a nine-day closure our engineers will install retaining walls and regrade the slope of the cutting as part of a package of maintenance and improvements.

Making the most of the closure, we’ll also carry out routine track and signalling maintenance, plus inspections on structures and drainage systems in the area.

Travel information

Buses will replace South Western Railway services between Eastleigh and Fareham throughout the closure, while services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Basingstoke will start and terminate at Eastleigh and Fareham.

On Saturday 25 June and Sunday 3 July, Great Western Railway services will be diverted via Netley.

Some Southern services via Botley will be diverted via Netley and Swanwick.

Passengers are advised to check before they travel at National Rail or with the train operating companies. 

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.

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