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You are here: Home > Southern > Latest news > News archive > 2009 > November > Southampton Tunnel improvement work – changes to Southern services

Southampton Tunnel improvement work – changes to Southern services

Date: 19 Nov 2009

Work to allow freight containers to be transported by rail from the Port of Southampton across the country will take place from Saturday 5 December to Sunday 10 January. During this time the tunnel at Southampton Central station will be closed each Saturday and Sunday. On Monday to Friday a reduced train service will run through the tunnel and a special timetable will apply.

From Sunday 27 December to Sunday 3 January (Christmas / New Year holiday period) Southampton Tunnel will be closed completely. All train services in the Southampton area will be altered and some services will be replaced by buses for parts of their journeys.

Details of the changes are as follows:

Saturday 5th December 2009

Buses replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central

Monday 7th to Friday 11th December 2009

Most Brighton to/from Southampton Central and some early/late London Victoria to/from Southampton Central/ Bognor Regis trains will terminate at Woolston.
Connecting buses will run between Woolston and Southampton Central

Saturday 12th December

Buses replace trains between Netley and Southampton Central

Monday 14th to Friday 18th December

Most trains between Brighton and Southampton Central will terminate at Woolston. Buses will run between Woolston and Southampton Central to connect

Saturday 19th December

Buses replace trains between Netley and Southampton Central

Monday 21 December 2009 to Sunday 3 Jan 2010

Most trains between Brighton and Southampton Central and some early and late trains between London Victoria and Southampton Central / Bognor Regis will terminate at Woolston. Buses will run between Woolston and Southampton Central to connect

Monday 4th to Friday 8th January

Most Brighton to Southampton Central services will terminate at Woolston
Buses replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central

Saturday 9th January

Buses replace trains between Netley and Southampton Central