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Severe Weather Warning Monday 8 February.

Below is a summary of our plans to help you plan your travel around our network today and tomorrow in light of the forecast severe weather.

Monday 8 February

High winds are expected to cross much of our route today, particularly coastal areas. Trains have been arranged to to run this morning to check routes and additional checks may be necessary to ensure tracks are clear of debris and safe to run your train service.

As a result, the first timetabled train on some routes may not operate and there may also be changes to the number of carriages on some services.

Winds are also expected to be particuarly strong between 11:00 and 15:00, affecting services on the Southampton to Weymouth route and also the Portsmouth to London via Haslemere and Guildford route. Between these times, trains will run at a reduced speed as a safety precaution and some journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes. The following services will be amended:

London Waterloo - Weymouth

Between 08:05 and 12:35, trains which leave London Waterloo at xx:05 will terminate at Dorchester South. A connecting replacement bus service will run between Dorchester and Weymouth, calling at Upwey.

Trains which leave London Waterloo at xx:35 will run to Weymouth, and will call additionally at Upwey.

Weymouth - London Waterloo

Between 11:20 and 16:03, trains which leave Weymouth at xx:20 will start from Dorchester South. A replacement bus service will run from Weymouth to Dorchester South (calling at Upwey) for local journeys, however if you are going beyond Dorchester towards Bournemouth and Waterloo you should take direct trains which leave Weymouth at xx:03 instead.

Trains which leave Weymouth at xx:03 will call additionally at Upwey.

We strongly advise you to check before you travel. You can visit our Live Train Information page or follow us on Twitter at @SW_Trains with the hashtag #stormImogen

To plan your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

For further general information please visit

Met Office

BBC

Current Incidents which may affect your journey

A number of incidents are currently affecting trains and causing delays and alterations:

Incidents no longer affecting your journey

Some incidents which affected trains earlier have now been dealt with, and are no longer causing delays.

 

 

 

 


Disruption between Bournemouth and Weymouth expected until 1400

Severe weather on the outer part of our network yesterday has caused signalling issues which means that we are unable to run trains between Dorchester South and Weymouth. Our engineers have tried to rectify the issue, but local flooding means that they have been unable to access the areas needed to rectify the issue.

 

Trains from London Waterloo will now terminate and start back from Bournemouth.

 

A shuttle train will operate every 2 hours from 0715 calling at all stations between Bournemouth and Dorchester South and will follow the timetable below.

 

Bournemouth - xx15

Branksome - xx20

Parkstone - xx23

Poole - xx28

Hamworthy - xx33

Holton Heath - xx37

Wareham - xx42

Wool - xx48

Moreton - xx54

Dorchester South xx02

 

A shuttle train will operate every 2 hours from 0815 calling at all stations between Dorchester South and Bournemouth and will follow the timetable below.

 

Dorchester South - xx15

Moreton - xx21

Wool - xx26

Wareham - xx33

Holton Heath - xx36

Hamworthy - xx41

Poole - xx45

Parkstone - xx49

Branksome - xx53

Bournemouth - xx58

 

Replacement buses are in place to run as a shuttle between Dorchester South and Weymouth.

 

Please check your journey before travelling http://www.journeycheck.southwesttrains.co.uk/

 

We are very sorry for the continued disruption to your journey yesterday and today.