SW Trains Warns Passengers To 'Check Before You Travel'
Network Rail plans works during the May Day Bank Holiday weekend
There will be changes to services from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May as railway improvement work is carried out, including a major scheme right outside the country’s busiest station – London Waterloo.
The two-day project will see the complete replacement of a section of track on the most congested section of the railway, aiming to improve reliability for passengers right across the South West Trains network.
As a result of the scale of the work, there will be significantly fewer services in and out of London on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May.
The SWT Network Rail Alliance say:" We operate one of the busiest railways in Europe, with over half a million passengers every day. This work is part of our major investment to improve the reliability of our railway and provide better journeys for our passengers. "We have scheduled the improvements for the Bank Holiday to try and minimise disruption as much as possible. Passenger numbers are significantly lower than they are during the normal working week, however, some disruption is unavoidable while we carry out the work. We will have staff available at stations to help passengers and trains will run with extra carriages where possible. It is extremely important that passengers check their journey before travelling and leave extra time if possible."As a result of the Waterloo track replacement works there will be significant changes to services, including:
On Sunday 3rd May only
- Waterloo – Chessington will start and finish at Wimbledon
- Waterloo – Guildford via Epsom will start and finish at Wimbledon
- Waterloo – Hampton Court will start and finish at Surbiton
Passengers can use connecting South West Trains services for onward journeys
- Queenstown Road station will be closed - Passengers are asked to use Battersea Park
- Passengers for Earlsfield and Berrylands can use a replacement bus service to Clapham Junction
On Monday 4th May only
- Waterloo – Dorking will start and finish at Wimbledon - Passengers can these use South West Trains and London Undergound for onward journeys
- Waterloo – Woking (via Staines) will start and finish at Clapham Junction - Passengers can use connecting South West Trains and Southern services for onward journeys
- Waterloo - Weybridge services will be cancelled. Buses will run between Weybridge and Virginia Water
April 23, 2015