Major works at London Waterloo 5-28 August

Major works at London Waterloo from 5th to 28th August

Plan your train journey from Lymington, Brockenhurst and other New Forest stations


Waterloo disruption 2017From 5 to 28 August platforms 1-10 at London Waterloo, the UK’s busiest station, will be closed so work can start to extend platforms for longer trains.

If you regularly travel to London, or are planning to visit during the summer holidays, do take note and avoid commuter times as trains and stations will be busier than usual.

Information from South West Trains:

Although the number of passengers travelling in August is lower than other times of the year, passengers should still expect:

  • Severe disruption
  • Extremely busy trains
  • Queues at stations

If you are able to avoid travelling on this route, either by using alternative options, working from home or taking annual leave, you should consider doing so. Passengers are also strongly advised to avoid changing trains at Wimbledon, Vauxhall and Clapham Junction as queuing and one-way systems will be in place. You will have a better and more comfortable journey if you are able to travel outside of these times.

For more detailed information; including ticket acceptance options for other routes, timetables, advice and a regularly updated FAQ, please click here for more information.information.

South West Trains are doing everything they can to reduce inconvenience and make your journey as smooth as possible, including:

  • Working round the clock to get the works finished as quickly as possible
  • Running longer trains throughout the day to provide more space and help you travel outside of the busiest times.
  • Temporarily opening platforms 20-24 (the former Waterloo Internati onal Terminal) to reduce some of the impact of closing platforms 1-10.
  • Providing over 1,000 extra staff at stations to help you during the works.



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