If you are planning to travel via Southampton Central station this Easter weekend you are being warned to check before you do, because of building work. It's part of a £20 million project to improve the reliability of trains through the station. Replacement buses are running.
Passengers using and going through Southampton Central train station this Easter bank holiday are being warned to check before they travel as work and improvements continue.
The station is currently going through extensive work to improve reliability of trains.
The £20 million improvements could affect services from South West Trains, Cross Country, Southern and First Great Western.
Replacement buses are in operation but passengers are reminded to add an extra 60 minutes onto their journey times.
Jim Morgan, infrastructure director for the Network Rail/South West Trains Alliance said:
– Jim Morgan, Network Rail/South West Trains Alliance
We recognise that this is not ideal and we are sorry for the inevitable disruption that will be caused to passengers. We have sought to keep disruption to a minimum whilst we undertake this essential work.
There will be replacement bus services through Southampton over those weekends, and we will have customer service staff available at stations to help everyone get where they are going.