South Western Railway say only 25% of usual service will be operating
South Western Railway (formerly South West Trains) are advising passengers not to travel on their service this Thursday or Friday if it is possible to use alternative routes. Significant disruption is expected to continue through the Bank Holiday Weekend.
From Thursday 24 to Monday 28 August, there will be additional engineering work at London Waterloo and platforms 1 to 14 will be closed. This will further reduce the number of trains that will run right across the network, but the impact will be more significant closer to London. London Waterloo is expected to be served by only 25% of its usual train service, so passengers are being advised to consider travelling on alternative routes.
The extended closure had been planned from Friday and through the Bank Holiday since before the works began, but is now expected to begin on Thursday (24 August).
You are strongly advised by South Western Trains to avoid travelling particularly on Thursday and Friday. Customers who hold tickets for Thursday the 24th can travel on Wednesday the 23rd. If you have a ticket for Thursday the 24th and decide not to travel you will be able to get a full refund on any unused tickets.
South Western Railway do not expect the National Rail Journey Planner to be updated to show the new reduced train timetable for Thursday 24 August straightaway. Therefore, you are advised to plan your journey for Thursday as if you were travelling on the Friday.
As the Friday reduced service timetable has already been programmed into the journey planner and as the Thursday timetable will be identical to this, viewing the Friday train service will enable you to plan your train journey for Thursday.
August 22, 2017