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South West Trains operates around 1,600 trains a day on a network in the South and South West England. We serve more than 200 stations and employ around 4,500 people.

The South West Trains network includes routes through Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, and Greater London, serving a mixture of commuters and longer-distance travellers.

London Waterloo is also home to London Underground, serving the Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City and Jubilee lines. Passengers can also connect easily to London Waterloo East for onward travel to Kent, south-east London and East Sussex.

The registered company of which South West Trains is a part is Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited, which is registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 5599788. Registered office: Friars Bridge Court, 41-45 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ.

Stagecoach South Western is part of Stagecoach Group, an international transport group with bus and rail operations in the UK and North America. Registered Office: 10 Dunkeld Road, Perth PH1 5TW, Scotland. Registered in Scotland. Registered number: 100764.

Island Line, which runs train services on the Isle of Wight, is also operated under Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited.

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Facts and Figures

South West Trains


  • Daily passenger journeys: 500,000
  • Annual passenger journeys:  208.8 million
  • Annual passenger miles: 3,547.2 million (to year ending 31 March 2012)


  • Total route miles: 616
  • Electrified route miles: 424


  • Total employees: 4,416
  • Drivers: 1,097

Stations and depots

  • Stations served: 206
  • Secure Station awards: 104
  • Station car park spaces: 19,000
  • Maintenance depots: 5 depots


  • Trains per day: 1,674
  • Trains per week: 10,936

Fleet profile

  • Electric trains
  • Class 444:    45
  • Class 450:    127 (including 28 high-capacity)
  • Class 455:    91
  • Class 458:    30
  • Diesel trains
  • Class 159:    30
  • Class 158:    11

Island Line


  • Annual passenger journeys:  4.1 million (to year ending 31 March 2012)
  • Annual passenger miles: 870,000 (to year ending 31 March 2012)


Total route miles: 8.5


Total employees: 39


Stations served: 8

Fleet profile

Class 483 electric trains: 6


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