Changes to South Western Railway Timetable

Semi-direct trains will cut journey times from Brentford

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South Western Railway are consulting on major changes to train services that will be brought in next December.

Most Saturday services are the same as the off-peak Monday to Friday service, where this is not the case more detailed information is provided.

On Sundays, as now, maintenance work between Wimbledon and Waterloo limits the number of trains SWR can operate until lunchtime, but a greatly enhanced service is provided in the afternoon on many routes. Details of frequency are provided for each route.

In the morning peak, there will be 17 additional peak services arriving into Waterloo compared to today. In the evening, there will be an increase of 19 peak services departing Waterloo. This combined with the lengthening of
many other services compared to today provides an overall increase in peak capacity by 27%.

Waterloo to Reading and the Waterloo to Windsor routes increasing to four trains per hour throughout the day. The Waterloo to Waterloo via Hounslow, services remain at two trains per hour.

A semi-fast service will be provided all day Monday to Saturday on the Hounslow Loop, including the peaks calling only at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Putney, Brentford and Hounslow.

On Sundays, the Reading route again increases to four trains per hour for much of the day.

Weekdays the first train from Brentford to Waterloo is 05.26 with the first semi-direct train at 06.19. The last train leaves Brentford at 00.11 In the other direction the first train from Waterloo to Brentford is 05.42 and the last at 00.27.

The consultation and full timetables are available to download (also timetables in spreadsheet).

The current consultation closes on 22nd December 2017.

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October 26, 2017

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