Southampton Rail connections
Getting to Southampton by train
Southampton Central is a busy station hub with services provided by South West Trains, First Great Western, Cross Country and Southern. CityLink, a free shuttle bus (£1 for non Red Funnel customers) operates every 30 minutes between the station and Red Funnel's ferry terminals on Town Quay. Aprroximate journey time: 10 minutes.
Ferry terminals (B) in relation to Southampton Central (A)
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Integrated ticketing: Did you know that both East Cowes and West Cowes are part of the national rail network? This means you can buy a single, day return or period return fare from any train station ticket office, rail appointed travel agent, self-service ticket machine or train company telesales service which includes ferry travel between Southampton & East Cowes or Southampton & West Cowes.
South West Trains operate frequent services on the line between Weymouth and London Waterloo (Clapham Jct, Woking, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton Airport, Southampton Central, Bournemouth Poole, Weymouth). Approximate journey time between Southampton Central and London Waterloo is 75 minutes. Note: Eurostar services to and from Brussels, Paris and Lille have moved to St. Pancras station.
Cross Country Trains operate between Scotland, the North, Midlands and Birmingham; First Great Western run from South Wales through Bristol and Salisbury; South West Trains run services from Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth and Southern provide services to Portsmouth and Brighton.
Southern Railway Travel News
Southern's Go-Learn programme is a hit with 5,000 youngsters
Over the last year, Southern and Sussex Community Rail Partnership’s (SCRP) Go-Learn railway education programme focused on teaching school children about safe and independent travel, has been delivered to almost 5,500 children... ...
Southern responds to ASLEF suspension of drivers' overtime ban
Southern is pleased for passengers ...
GTR responds to reports of an ASLEF overtime ban
Further to reports of an ASLEF overtime ban, Nick Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway, said... ...
Southern responds to RMT strike call
In response to the RMT’s new strike date, Andy Bindon, HR Director at Govia Thameslink Railway, Southern’s parent company, said: “We are hugely disappointed that once again the RMT has called a strike.... ...
South West Trains Travel News
18:25 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 22:04
Facilities on the 18:25 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 22:04.
18:50 London Waterloo to Westbury due 22:12
Facilities on the 18:50 London Waterloo to Westbury due 22:12.
20:35 London Waterloo to Weymouth due 23:20
Facilities on the 20:35 London Waterloo to Weymouth due 23:20.
Piccadilly Line Services Disrupted
Piccadilly Line: Severe delays due to an earlier fire alert at King's Cross St. Pancras. Tickets accepted on London Buses and Great Northern via reasonable routes.
Green Park Station Information
Green Park: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to the Jubilee line line while we fix a faulty lift. Call our Travel Information Centre on 0343 222 1234 if you need help planning your journey.
Holborn Station Information
HOLBORN STATION: On Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 10:00. No entry to the station from street level. No interchange from the Central to the Piccadilly line. Interchange from the Piccadilly line to the Central line is unaffected.
King's Cross St.Pancras Station Information
King's Cross St. Pancras: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines due to planned maintenance. Call our Travel Information Centre on 0343 222 1234 if you require help planning your journey.
Ascot: Ticket Vending Machine problem
The ticket vending machines are are displaying one of two machines out of order at Ascot station.
Ashford Middlesex: Ticket Vending Machine problem
The ticket vending machines are displaying one machine out of use at Ashford Middlesex station.
Bournemouth: Ticket Vending Machine problem
The ticket vending machines are out of order at Bournemouth station.