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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 calls on RMT to suspend conductor strike
Southern has called again on the RMT to suspend its strike action after confirming that over 70% of its trains will run tomorrow (Monday 23 January) with a full service returning on Tuesday ...

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

South West Trains Travel News

18:32 Woking to London Waterloo due 19:23
This train will be cancelled.

18:39 London Waterloo to Poole due 21:57
This train will be started from Basingstoke.

17:45 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo due 19:29
This train will be started from Fratton.

18:07 Romsey to Salisbury due 19:24
This train will be started from Eastleigh.

16:24 Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo due 19:50
This train has started from Exeter Central and terminated at Salisbury.

18:27 Salisbury to London Waterloo due 19:50
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 24/01/17 18:27 Salisbury to London Waterloo due 19:50.

16:50 Poole to London Waterloo due 19:34
This train will call additionally at Hook and Woking.

18:24 Basingstoke to London Waterloo due 19:39
This train will be cancelled.

18:55 London Waterloo to Alton due 20:04
This train will be started from Woking.

19:03 Weymouth to London Waterloo due 21:49
This train will be started from Dorchester South.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Red Jet is now operating a shuttle service as there are extended crossing times due to reduced visibility.


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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