Rail up­grade work dur­ing bank hol­i­day

Hope to im­prove re­li­a­bil­ity and re­silience of line

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Pete Bryant pete.bryant@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

Sun­day ser­vice

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.

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