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 a group campaigning for the re-opening of the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway (DNSR) in England.


Our Proposal

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. Near Whitchurch, a deviation would be made to follow an old proposed route to join up with the Basingstoke-Winchester line near Popham Tunnels.  We have no plans to re-open Winchester Chesil Station, which is now a multi-storey car park.  Trains would call at Micheldever and Winchester stations before continuing to Southampton.


Further information

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





Page updated 8 December 2017