Waterloo Platform Extension Work To Start Soon

It will allow platforms to cater for longer trains

Work to extend platforms 1-4 at Waterloo station, to cater for longer trains, will begin in November.

Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon, and Dan Watkins, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Tooting, said it was a significant step forward in their campaign for longer rush-hour trains at Earlsfield and Wimbledon.

Construction will take one year and will extend platforms 1-4 to allow longer trains to stop there, in addition to upgrading the area around the station and creating five new platforms from the former Eurostar Terminal.

This news comes after confirmation last year that South West Trains are procuring 150 new carriages.

Both Dan and Stephen will be writing to Network Rail and Southwest Trains to clarify the timeline for the works, and to ensure that they do all in their power to minimise disruption to commuters during the construction period.

Stephen Hammond said: "I am delighted that our campaign is making progress. Securing longer trains and a better service for commuters in Wimbledon was a key part of my election campaign and we will continue to press Network Rail and South West Trains to ensure these longer trains come as quickly as possible with as little disruption as possible."

July 29, 2015

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