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Rail users warned not to travel to Waterloo Thursday 13th April





Rail commuters travelling from the New Forest and Christchurch have been warned not to travel to Waterloo this morning (Thursday).

South Western Railway has said a major signalling problem means a "significantly reduced service" is operating on the line.

The disruption is expected to affect the wider network and to last until the end of the day.

South Western Railway has warned commuters not to travel to London Waterloo (picture: Stuart Bailey)
South Western Railway has warned commuters not to travel to London Waterloo (picture: Stuart Bailey)

The reduced services affecting local stations are:

  • 1 service per hour between Weymouth or Bournemouth and London Waterloo (calling additionally at Woking)
  • 2 services per hour between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier

Peter Williams, SWR's customer and commercial director, said: "We are very sorry for the disruption this morning. Due to a major signalling problem, which is still under investigation, we are advising customers not to attempt to travel to or from London Waterloo this morning.

"Disruption is expected to last until the end of the day, with significantly fewer services able to run on a very limited number of lines. While the problem is in the Waterloo area we do expect the wider network to be affected as trains and their crews will be displaced.

"If you are travelling on the wider network please check before you travel using a journey planner. Once again we're sorry for the disruption."

Other reduced services are:

  • 1 service per hour between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo
  • 1 semi-fast service per hour between Basingstoke and London Waterloo
  • 2 services per hour between Guildford and London Waterloo via Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon
  • 2 stopping services per hour between Woking and London Waterloo
  • 2 services per hour between Chessington South and London Waterloo
  • 2 services per hour between Reading and London Waterloo
  • 2 services per hour between Windsor & Eton Riverside and London Waterloo
  • 2 services per hour between Weybridge and London Waterloo via Staines
  • 2 services per hour between Shepperton and London Waterloo via Richmond
  • 2 services per hour between Ascot and Aldershot
  • 2 services per hour between Farnham and Guildford
  • 1 service per hour between Portsmouth and Southampton
  • 1 service per hour between Salisbury and Romsey via Southampton Central
  • 1 train per hour between Exeter St Davids and Wimbledon
  • West of England Shuttles between Basingstoke and Salisbury will run as booked
  • Queenstown Road (Battersea) will not be served

For the latest travel information visit southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey.



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