Changes To Be Made To South Western Railway Timetable

Public are being consulted about changes to local routes

South Western Railway

South Western Railway are consulting on major changes to train services that will be brought in next December (2018). They are now looking for feedback on their proposals for the new service via a Timetable public consultation.

Main details from the proposal can be found here. Most Saturday services are the same as the off-peak Monday to Friday service, and where this is not the case more detailed information is provided.

The number of suburban service, particularly on the Windsor Lines through Clapham Junction on the Main Fast Lines, has been reduced to allow more services to be fitted into the timetable. In the afternoon peak the number of additional service running through Clapham Junction on the Main Line and Main Suburban Lines increases by 15 compared to today.

On Sundays, as now, maintenance work between Wimbledon and Waterloo limits the number of trains SWR can operate until lunchtime, but an enhanced service is provided in the afternoon on many routes. Details of frequency are provided for each route.

In the morning peak, there will be 17 additional peak services arriving into Waterloo compared to today. In the evening, there will be an increase of 19 peak services departing Waterloo. This combined with the lengthening of many other services compared to today provides an overall increase in peak capacity by 27%.

The Waterloo to Reading and the Waterloo to Windsor routes will be increasing to four trains per hour throughout the day.

A semi-fast service will be provided all day Monday to Saturday on the Hounslow Loop, including the peaks calling only at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Putney, Brentford and Hounslow.

On Sundays, the Reading route again increases to four trains per hour for much of the day.

The consultation and full timetables are available to download (also timetables in spreadsheet).

The current consultation closes on 22nd December 2017.

Comments may be sent via email to

October 30, 2017

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