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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 set to restore full rail service
Southern will restore its full train service from next Tuesday now that the drivers' union ASLEF has suspended its industrial action... ...

GTR response to ASLEF offer to suspend industrial action
In response to the announcement by ASLEF today that it is offering to suspend industrial action in return for new talks... ...

Response to latest RMT strike date
It’s important we focus now on moving forward to end this ...

ASLEF STRIKE - Southern's alternative options for essential travel only

GTR response to ORR DOO report

South West Trains Travel News

17:15 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo due 18:59
Catering is not available throughout.

19:30 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour due 21:06
Catering is not available throughout.

15:05 London Waterloo to Weymouth due 18:02
Service full and standing from Clapham Junction.

15:03 Weybridge to London Waterloo due 16:26
This train has been delayed at Egham and is now 10 minutes late.

15:07 London Waterloo to London Waterloo due 16:32
This train has been delayed from London Waterloo and is now 9 minutes late.

Alterations to services between Egham and Virginia Water
Due to a problem at a level crossing between Egham and Virginia Water trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

Northern Line Partly Suspended
Northern Line: No service between Kennington and Charing Cross northbound only, while we fix a faulty train at Embankment. Tickets will be accepted on London Buses via any reasonable route. GOOD SERVICE on the rest of the line.

Upney Station Closed
Upney: Closed - Due to a customer incident. All trains are not stopping. Tickets will be accepted on local buses.

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.

Ascot: Ticket Office Closure
The ticket office will be closed from 17:30 on 20/01/2017 until the end of the day and from 17:30 on 27/01/2017 until the end of the day at Ascot station.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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