South Western Railway announces it will be introducing additional train services across Suburban lines

Friday 08th March 2019

Customers based on South Western Railway’s suburban lines will benefit from extra services and journey opportunities when the next train timetable is introduced, from 19 May.

Andy Mellors, Managing Director of South Western Railway, welcomed the good news:
“There will be substantial changes to our next timetable starting in May, which will bring over 300 additional train services a week for our customers across the network.

“Many of these service enhancements are based on extensive consultations and feedback sessions that were undertaken previously with local stakeholders, businesses, community groups and customers.

“We are very pleased that these enhancements will come to fruition shortly and we will continue to work on refurbishing our existing fleet and introducing brand new state-of-the-art trains in to service by the end of the year.”

Some of the highlights for the suburban lines are:

  • New late-night services will be provided for passengers travelling to and from Chessington South
  • An additional late-night service has been provided between Guildford and Woking
  • Passengers travelling between Hounslow via Brentford to Waterloo will benefit from two new morning and one evening peak time services with faster journey times
  • The Reading to Waterloo line will see two additional trains during the morning peak and one additional train during the evening peak, providing additional services to Waterloo via Richmond

Full details of all timetable changes for May 2019 are available online at or, or you can download the full list.