As South West Trains begins its Waterloo Upgrade
Commuters from Wandsworth are being warned to be prepared for severely reduced South West Train Services starting this week. Between 5 and 28 August fewer South West Trains services will run while work starts to extend platforms at London Waterloo. This is being done to accommodate the new longer 10-carriage trains which came into service last year.
Earlsfield Station will be particularly badly affected before it can benefit from the extra capacity longer trains. Between 5-28 August 2017 inclusive, no trains will call at Earlsfield on weekdays, in either direction, during the mornings and evenings. The station will be closed until 10am and again from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
Trains will stop at Earlsfield in both directions between 10am and 4.30pm, and after 7.30pm.
Passengers are also being warned that Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town will have fewer South West Trains services than normal and there are likely to be queues at these stations.
During the planned works, South West Trains are advising that roads in the surrounding area will be busier. Local buses to Earlsfield, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and London Waterloo will also be busier than usual. They have also issued warnings that the Victoria line from Vauxhall, the Northern line from Tooting Broadway and the District line from East Putney will also be very busy during the works.
If you are travelling in the mornings and evenings during this time, you can take a bus to the following destinations: :
• Clapham Junction for South West Trains, Southern or London Overground services to Central London
•Vauxhall for Victoria Line services
•Bus to London Waterloo for onwards connections
For full details and to know your travel options, visit tfl.gov.uk/waterloo-works
August 1, 2017