Wimbledon trains will be affected
South West Trains are running a special timetable on Friday (January 18) to cope with the forecast snowfall. It will affect many trains from Wimbledon station.
The revised timetables will be in operation for many routes and services, including the following:
· London Waterloo to Alton and Basingstoke (stopping service)
· London Waterloo to Epsom and Dorking
· Stopping services to Woking, Guildford and Kingston via Wimbledon
· London Waterloo to Reading and Kingston via Richmond.
Jake Kelly, Customer Service Director for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: "Over the past few days, we have been carefully monitoring the weather forecast to enable us to make a decision about the level of service we should plan to run. With severe weather warnings in place for heavy snow on our network, we have taken the decision to put a special timetable in place for Friday 18 January.
"We know that what our passengers want most is certainty about when and how they are going to get to their destination. This special timetable helps ensure this by running slightly fewer services and allowing more time for trains to cope with poor conditions.
"In addition, it allows us to avoid train crew being in the wrong place which can cause further disruption. The revised timetable we have in place for Friday will help to ensure we make best use of our resources to deliver the most robust service we can for passengers should the forecasts prove accurate and help our passengers plan ahead."
To see all the affected services go to: www.southwesttrains.co.uk.
The following routes will have no service on Friday 18 January:
· Ascot to Ash Vale
· Salisbury to Bristol
· Virginia Water to Weybridge.
January 17, 2013