Winchester rail works

Network Rail have informed the City Council that they will be carrying out track-relaying and ballast-cleaning overnight between Winchester and Shawford during the Christmas period.

In the New Year they will be doing the same between Winchester and Oakley, in Basingstoke, passing through Micheldever.

This is a noisy activity but difficult to schedule, given the importance of this section of track for many commuters and for freight from Southampton.

Network Rail has written directly to around 2,800 properties in the area affected to alert them to the works.

For information about the engineering works visit:

For information about Network Rail’s approach to noise visit:

Network Rail can be contacted online or via their 24-hour helpline 03457 114 141.

Please note that only where Network Rail would appear to have failed to carry out best practice are Winchester City Council able to consider intervention.