Over 5,500 extra seats in South Western Railway’s new timetable this May.(SWR)

Over 5,500 extra seats in South Western Railway’s new timetable this May

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South Western Railway’s summer timetable comes into effect on Sunday 20 May bringing great news for thousands of passengers with longer trains, providing over 5,500 extra seats on some of SWR’s busiest routes and additional services to some smaller stations.


The news follows the introduction of 11,000 extra seats into and out of Waterloo at peak times earlier this year, when the last of the new Class 707 trains entered passenger service.

Now the summer timetable brings more capacity on some of our busiest weekend and off-peak services. A small number of weekday peak services will also be lengthened.

Many smaller stations will benefit with additional calls at stations such as Longcross on the Windsor Line, Godalming on the Portsmouth Line and Whitchurch on the West of England Line.

South Western Railway’s Managing Director, Andy Mellors, said:

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to provide over 5,500 extra seats for thousands of our customers, and better journey opportunities at some of our smaller stations in the new timetable.

“The new longer platforms at Waterloo mean that we’re now running longer trains on some of our busiest services, and in December this year, the former Waterloo International Terminal will fully reopen, giving us access to additional platforms, providing much needed extra flexibility.”

PDFs of each timetable can be found at www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey/timetables or paper copies can be picked up from any staffed South Western Railway station.

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