Rail upgrade work during bank holiday
Hope to improve reliability and resilience of line
WEST London train passengers are being warned of disruption over the August bank holiday weekend as Network Rail continues its work to improve railway services.
The line out of Waterloo will be affected as Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan builds up a head of steam over the weekend from August 27-29.
A series of track and station upgrades are set to take place between London Waterloo and Barnes, which will affect Hounslow and Brentford.
The bank holiday has been chosen to carry out the work as, on average, less than half the usual 4.5 million people per day use the railway.
The upgrades are hoped to improve the reliability and resilience of the heavily-used network.
Fewer trains than normal will be running between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction, and no trains will operate between Clapham Junction and Barnes. Part of London Waterloo station will also be closed and trains might not leave from their usual platforms – please check displays at station
All South West Trains services will use platforms 5-8 at Vauxhall and 7-11 at Clapham Junction.
Queenstown Road station will have no service and passengers should use other stations nearby. HOW WILL IT AFFECT WEST LONDON?
Saturday and bank holiday Monday
Trains between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Twickenham (via Kingston)
Trains between London Waterloo and Windsor will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Twickenham (via Wimbledon and Kingston).
Trains to and from Weybridge via Hounslow and Staines will start from / terminate at Barnes
A shuttle bus service will run between Clapham Junction and Barnes.
A revised train service will run between Barnes and Kingston via Twickenham, connecting with the altered Reading and Windsor services.
The circular train service to and from London Waterloo via Brentford and via Twickenham will not run. Passengers should use the altered train services and replacement buses.
Trains between Ascot and Guildford will be retimed.
Trains between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Twickenham, calling at Wimbledon and Kingston.
An hourly train service will run between London Waterloo and Windsor and will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Twickenham, calling at all stations via Wimbledon and Kingston.
An hourly stopping train service will run between Barnes and Windsor via Richmond and Twickenham.
An hourly train service will run between Barnes and Kingston, calling at all stations via Twickenham.
A special train service will run to provide a circular service to and from Barnes via Twickenham and via Brentford. This service will run throughout the day.
Trains to and from Woking via Hounslow and Staines will start from / terminate at Barnes rather than London Waterloo.
A shuttle bus service for local journeys will run between Clapham Junction and Barnes.