Waterloo disruption

London Waterloo and South West Trains upgrade

From 5 to 28 August, platforms one to nine at London Waterloo will be closed so work can start to extend platforms for longer trains. During this time, South West Trains will not be able to run as many trains as usual and there will be significant reductions in services for some stations and a small number will be closed. For detailed information please see www.southwesttrains.co.uk

Why is this work being done?

London Waterloo is Britain’s busiest station and a vital part of one of the most heavily used railways in the country. Over the past 20 years, the number of passenger journeys on this railway has more than doubled to 234 million.

The Waterloo and South West Upgrade programme is an £800 million investment to create 30% more space for passengers during the busiest times of the day.

Change the way you travel

During this time local residents are being encouraged to consider alternative options including delaying travel (the busiest trains arrive into London between 8am and 9am and leave London between 5.30pm and 6.30pm), re-routing journeys, working from home or looking at other modes of travel, including cycling and buses.

Buses servicing Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Richmond, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall will be busier than usual and TfL services in southwest London will be much busier than usual between 7:30 and 10am on weekdays.

Waterloo disruption travel options