The Waterloo and South West Upgrade by South West Trains will see over £800million invested in providing the biggest package of improvements for passengers travelling on the railway to and from London Waterloo for decades. The upgrade work to Waterloo station includeds extending the platforms to accept longer trains. This work has already been carried out at Wimbledon Station, and once completed Wimbledon commuters will benefit from longer trains and an improved timetable from December 2017.
Ahead of these works, South West Trains has issued advanced warning that there will be some short-term disruption to Wimbledon services between 5-28 August 2017.
As a result:
- Passengers may be asked to queue outside the station
- There will be timetable changes
- Services will be much busier than usual
- Journeys may take longer
- Passengers may not be able to board the first train on arrival at Wimbledon Station
Passengers travelling from Wimbledon between 5-28 August are advised to:
- Check the advice for other stations nearby which might have more frequent or less crowded trains
- Travel slightly earlier or later than normal – the busiest trains arrive in London between 8-9am and leave London between 5.30 – 6.30pm (to facilitate travel outside of these times SW Trains will provide longer trains for extended periods)
- Avoid travelling if possible – by working from home or planning a summer holiday over this time
Weekday services from Wimbledon will be reduced from 18 trains per hour to 12 trains per hour during this period. South West Trains has published a draft timetable relating to weekday services between 7-24 August. A full, final timetable including weekend and Bank Holiday services will be published in due course.
Please visit South West Trains for more details.