Waterloo & South West upgrade 2017

Changes to services in summer 2017. Don't get caught out, plan ahead.

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No trains will operate between Chessington South and Malden Manor between 5-28 August 2017.

Rail replacement buses will be provided and will operate between these stations, Worcester Park and Surbiton.

If you must travel during this time, please leave extra time for your journey and travel by rail replacement bus or by using alternative nearby stations.

You may also wish to consider:

  • Travelling earlier or later than normal to avoid the busiest times of the day. The busiest times to travel are between 8am and 9am and between 5pm and 6pm. To help you travel outside of these times we will provide longer trains for extended periods during the morning and evening
  • Travelling from a different station or via an alternative route
  • If you are organising next year’s holiday you might want to keep these changes in mind.

Detailed timetable information will be available in the New Year for neighbouring stations.

No trains will call at Norbiton between 5-28 August 2017.

If you must travel during this time, please leave extra time for your journey and travel from nearby alternative stations or by alternative routes.

You may also wish to consider:

  • Travelling earlier or later than normal to avoid the busiest times of the day. The busiest times to travel are between 8am and 9am and between 5pm and 6pm. To help you travel outside of these times we will provide longer trains for extended periods during the morning and evening
  • If you are organising next year’s holiday you might want to keep these changes in mind.

Detailed timetable information will be available in the New Year for neighbouring stations.

No trains will call at Queenstown Road between 5-28 August 2017. Passengers are advised to use nearby alternatives, including Battersea Park station.

You may also wish to consider:

  • Travelling earlier or later than normal to avoid the busiest times of the day. The busiest times to travel are between 8am and 9am and between 5pm and 6pm. To help you travel outside of these times we will provide longer trains for extended periods during the morning and evening
  • Travelling from a different station or via an alternative route
  • If you are organising next year’s holiday you might want to keep these changes in mind.

Between 5-28 August 2017, no trains will call at Earlsfield station, in either direction, during the mornings and evenings.

Therefore, the station will be closed until approximately 10am and again from approximately 1630 to 1930.

Trains will call at Earlsfield in both directions during the 'off-peak', which is approximately 10am to 4.30pm and after 7.30pm.

If you must travel during this time, please leave extra time for your journey and travel using alternative nearby stations.

You may also wish to consider:

  • Travelling during the 'off-peak' period
  • Travelling from a different station or via an alternative route
  • If you are organising next year’s holiday you might want to keep these changes in mind.

Detailed timetable information will be available in the New Year for Earlsfield and alternative stations.

 

Significantly fewer trains will call at this station from 5-28 August 2017.

As a result, services will be much busier than usual and your journey is likely to take longer.

You may also wish to consider:

  • Travelling earlier or later than normal to avoid the busiest times of the day. The busiest times to travel are between 8am and 9am and between 5pm and 6pm. To help you travel outside of these times we will provide longer trains for extended periods during the morning and evening
  • Travelling from a different station or via an alternative route
  • If you are organising next year’s holiday you might want to keep these changes in mind.

Detailed timetable information will be provided in the New Year.

Trains calling at this station between 5 and 28 August, particularly during the busiest times of the day, are likely to be busier than usual and your journey may take longer.

As a result, you might wish to consider:

  • Travelling earlier or later than normal to avoid the busiest times of the day. The busiest times to travel are between 8am and 9am and between 5pm and 6pm. To help you travel outside of these times we will provide longer trains for extended periods during the morning and evening
  • Travelling from a different station or via an alternative route
  • If you are organising next year’s holiday you might want to keep these changes in mind.

Detailed timetables will be provided in the New Year.

We’re investing to bring you more platforms, longer trains and better journeys down the line. Please Plan Ahead.

Next year, between 5 and 28 August 2017, fewer trains will run in and out of London Waterloo. This includes the busiest times of the day – the morning and evening peaks. 

To see how the works may affect your journey – please choose your home station from the drop down list above.

What are we doing?

Between 5 and 28 August 2017, we will be extending platforms 1-4 so longer ten-carriage trains can stop at suburban stations for the first time. This will provide thousands of extra seats every day. We will need to close platforms 1-9 throughout this time so the work can be carried out. Although we will be temporarily using platforms 20 to 24 (the former Waterloo International terminal) during this time, there will still be fewer services.

The impact on your journey will vary depending on when and where you are travelling. We are letting you know in advance so that you can start to think about your journey now. For example, if you are organising next year’s holiday you also might want to keep these changes in mind.

We have chosen to carry out this work in August as fewer passengers tend to travel during the summer compared to other times of the year.

Between now and next summer we will be providing more detailed information about how routes and stations are going to be affected.

Please keep an eye on this website and look out for further information at stations and on trains.

A full timetable will be published in the New Year.

What is the Waterloo & South West Upgrade?

We are investing over £800million to provide the biggest package of improvements for passengers travelling on the railway to and from London Waterloo for decades.

The number of passenger journeys on this line has more than doubled in the last twenty years to 234million and is expected to increase by a further 40% by 2043.

 

At London Waterloo we are working to:

  • Create a spacious, modern and accessible station concourse by rebuilding the former Waterloo International Terminal.
  • Increase services by bringing platforms 20–24 back into use and introducing modern facilities along with new track and signalling.
  • Allow longer ten-carriage trains to run to suburban routes by extending platforms 1–4.

Across the network, the Waterloo & South West Upgrade will bring:

  • Longer platforms for longer trains, at a number of stations on the Reading line.
  • 30 brand new trains, providing 150 extra carriages between London Waterloo and Windsor.
  • New technology to make trains more efficient and improve punctuality.
  • Improvements to depots and maintenance facilities to look after the network’s biggest ever fleet of trains.

This is the biggest investment to this railway for decades. It will provide a bigger and better London Waterloo, with improved facilities and also provide space for 30% more passengers during the busiest times of the day. This investment will also pave the way for providing more space and journeys for longer distance passengers in the near future.

Waterloo and South West Upgrade Leaflet V1

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