Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway Revival



Picture: Upton and Blewbury station sign preserved at Didcot Railway Centre


About us

Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway Revival (DNSRR) is  campaigning for the re-opening of the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway (DNSR). 



We have set up a sub-group, DNSR Railways, to campaign for rail improvements in Southern England.


North of Whitchurch

Our current plan is to rebuild the railway on its original route from Didcot to Newbury, with some deviations or tunnelling to avoid built-up areas.  Between Newbury and Whitchurch, part of the route has been used for the A34 road but the railway would be rebuilt alongside the road.  At Whitchurch, a new junction would be installed and traffic would be routed to Southampton via Salisbury and Romsey. 


South of Whitchurch

Re-opening south of Whitchurch is under discussion.  One possibility is to revive an old proposal for a line from Whitchurch to a junction near Popham Tunnels, giving access to Winchester.


Further information

If you would like further information, please email us at rorw2003@gmail.com





Page updated 17 August 2017