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Train services affected as work begins on Waterloo Station

Train services on South West Trains will be affected as work begins today to extend platforms 1-4 at London Waterloo Station.

Platforms 1-10 will be closed from today (Saturday 5th August) until Monday 28th August. Platforms 1-14 will be closed between Friday 25th August and Monday 28th August.

Fewer South West Trains services will run while work takes place to extend platforms 1-4 at London Waterloo, the work taking place to allow longer trains with more seats and more space for passengers.

South West Trains said “The impact on your journey will vary depending on when and where you travel but as fewer trains will be running your journey might be changed in the following ways, even if you are not travelling into London.”

  • The majority of stations will have fewer train services
  • Services and stations will be busier than usual, especially in the morning and evening peaks on weekdays
  • Some journeys are likely to take longer
  • There will be queuing systems outside some stations.
  • Chessington South, Chessington North, Tolworth, Malden Manor, Queenstown Road and Norbiton stations will be closed for the duration of the works.
  • Earlsfield will be closed until 10:00 and between 16:30-19:30 Monday to Friday.
  • Platforms 7-8 at Vauxhall will be closed, certain services will not be able to call at Vauxhall as a result.
  • Other operators’ services will also be busier while passengers take alternative routes, including London Underground.

There will be changes to your journeys but we are doing everything we can to reduce inconvenience and make your journey as smooth as possible, including:

  • Running longer trains throughout the day to provide more space and help you travel outside of the busiest times
  • Temporarily open platforms 20-24 (the former Waterloo International Terminal) to reduce some of the impact of closing platforms 1-10
  • Continue to provide information in advance to help you plan your journey
  • Work round the clock to finish the works as quickly as possible

A leaflet has been produced that summarises the changes which you can read here.

You can plan your journey with National Rail Enquiries.

Printed timetables are available for Weekdays on the South West Trains website. Please note printed weekend timetables are not available as  the service each weekend varies slightly. You can plan your journey on the National Rail website.

Ticket acceptance has been arranged on a number of operators, please see here for more information.

Transport for London have information on their website detailing the expected impact on their services here.

You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the South West Trains website.

South West Trains Twitter feed @SW_trains will be providing information 24 hours per day throughout the works.