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). 


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 12 July 2017