Burghclere signal box
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  • Bridge near Burghclere

  • Footpath on former railway track near Burghclere

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

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.

If you would like to join our group, please see the contact page.