In order to maintain and improve the rail network and help give you a hassle-free journey, we need to carry out engineering works. We try to keep disruption to a minimum by doing this at the weekend or over holiday periods where we can, but there may be times when work happens during the week.
To accommodate closed train lines for engineering works, buses will replace train services. However, it’s good to be aware that other train services across a bigger area may be changed temporarily to accommodate the works. When planning your journey with South West Trains it is always a good idea to look at our engineering calendar for more information on when planned engineering works are scheduled. All you need to do is select the date you’ll be travelling, and all the information will appear in front of you.
The regeneration of the Thameslink project is going to be affecting services through London Bridge until 2018. Currently there are no train services between Waterloo East and London Bridge, until August 2016.
Train times change overnight due to engineering works, and therefore do not run as regularly as they do during the day. If you are planning on travelling after 23:00 or before 05:30 then make sure you check train times carefully when you are planning your route, to confirm your journey and make sure that you can complete your trip safely. Our Journey Planner will help you find the quickest, most effective route possible.
Sometimes at short notice our regular services have to change due to reasons beyond our control. To help keep you in the loop check out our live travel updates page for up to date information on any changes or cancellations.
National Rail Enquiries are able to provide you with in-depth information about train delays and cancellations. They can be reached by calling 0845 748 4950 or by going to www.nationalrail.co.uk.
If engineering works are affecting train travel then we may use replacement buses, or even taxis, to help you complete your journey. We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience, as prams, cycles and bulky luggage unfortunately can not be carried onto the buses or into taxis provided when replacing train services during engineering work.
The Wimbledon Tennis Championship will be taking place from 27 June to 10 July 2016. All trains that run to and from this station during the tennis championships are likely to be extremely busy.
Customers may walk from Wimbledon Station to The All England Tennis Club (approx 20 minutes, signposted) or will need to join a queuing system for both Taxis and Buses that will take you to the championship. During the event, it may be necessary to put in place crowd control measures at Wimbledon station if required.
Frequent suburban trains call at Wimbledon station throughout the day. On Championships days, some of our longer distance trains will also make extra stops at Wimbledon.