Wessex Main Line: Southampton - Salisbury Extension

Compatibility: Train Simulator Classic
The Wessex Main Line: Southampton to Salisbury route extends Dovetail Games’ South Western Main Line: Southampton – Bournemouth route to Salisbury (required for this extension to operate). It includes the direct route between Redbridge and Romsey, as well as the line to Romsey via Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford. This extends the original route by around 33 miles.
The route normally sees hourly all-stops service between Salisbury and Romsey via Southampton and Eastleigh, and an hourly semi-fast Portsmouth to Cardiff service, as well as occasional peak services between Southampton, Swindon and Great Malvern. Numerous freight services operate along the line with daily container workings to and from Southampton Docks, stone trains to and from the quarries at Whatley and Merehead, and engineering trains between Eastleigh and Westbury. It is also the main diversionary route for freight and other passenger services when the South Western Main Line is shut between Eastleigh and Basingstoke, and is popular with rail tours which often run in a loop to and from Salisbury.
The route includes eight new stations as well as a new station model for St Denys.

  • Swaythling
  • Southampton Airport Parkway
  • Eastleigh
  • Chandlers Ford
  • Romsey
  • Mottisfont & Dunbridge
  • Dean
  • Salisbury
Key features along the route include:

  • Southampton Airport
  • Extensive yards and depot at Eastleigh
  • Romsey Junction
  • Romsey Signal Box
  • RNAD Dean Hill (disused)
  • East Grimstead Quarry (disused)
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Laverstock South & North Junction
  • Tunnel Junction
  • Fisherton Tunnel
  • Salisbury T&R.S.M.D.

Development Updates

15 November 2022

Here’s the initial Development Update on the newly announced Wessex Main Line: Southampton – Salisbury Extension.

The WIP screenshots shown start at the western end of the route and move east towards Southampton. Areas covered here include Salisbury, Dean, Mottisfont and Dunbridge and then onto Romsey and Redbridge.

We hope you like these initial shots, we think the route is already looking great, we aim to bring you regular updates over the coming months.


Wessex Main Line: Southampton - Salisbury Extension
Train Simulator Classic