Upgrading the railway in the South West

Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

waterloo-international-terminal-1035x545This summer, between 5 and 28 August inclusive, fewer South West Trains services will run while work starts to extend platforms at London Waterloo. This will allow longer trains with more seats and more space for passengers.


The impact on your journey will vary depending on when and where you travel but as fewer trains will be running your journey might be changed in the following ways, even if you are not travelling into London:


The majority of stations will have fewer train services
Services and stations will be busier than usual, especially in the morning and evening peaks on weekdays
Some journeys are likely to take longer
There will be queuing systems outside some stations
A small number of stations will be closed

Other operators’ services will also be busier while passengers take alternative routes, including London Underground.

Please plan ahead by visiting the South West Trains webpage dedicated to the Waterloo and South West Upgrade to obtain more detailed information about changes to your journey.


During the part closure of Waterloo Station, we are doing everything we can to make your journey smoother and plan ahead, including: make your journey better and reduce the inconvenience to your journey. This includes:


Run longer trains throughout the day to provide more space and help you travel outside of the busiest times
Temporarily open platforms 20-24 (the former Waterloo International Terminal) to reduce some of the impact of closing platforms 1-9
Continue to provide information in advance to help you plan your journey
Work round the clock to finish the works as quickly as possible.


Source:-Network Rail

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