Islanders commuting through Portsmouth by train will face eight days of disruption from today (Saturday).
Network Rail engineers will start work on Portsmouth's landmark Landport viaduct this weekend, meaning no trains to Portsmouth Harbour station for more than a week.
Mark Killick, Network Rail’s Wessex route director, said:
“Our long-term project to strengthen the viaduct at Portsmouth Southsea station is almost complete and this last eight-day closure will allow our engineers to improve the structure’s steelwork and keep trains running through to Portsmouth Harbour for years to come."
Advice for those using Portsmouth station services:
- From today until January 22, buses will replace trains from Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea to Portsmouth Harbour.
- On Sunday January 23, buses will replace trains from Havant and Fareham to Portsmouth Harbour.
- This weekend and the weekend of January 22 and 23 will see services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth & Southsea diverted via Chertsey, with journeys taking longer than normal.