Driving home for Christmas? SWR puts on extra ‘flyer’ services

Driving home for Christmas? SWR puts on extra ‘flyer’ services

Monday 17th December 2018
South Western Railway is putting on special ‘flyer’ train services for the festive rush home from London to the West of England and Weymouth, which will significantly reduce journey times.

The services will be in operation on Friday 21 and Friday 28 December and will make travelling more comfortable for customers on the days that they run - freeing up space on the regular trains - and SWR hopes they will convince car-owners to consider using the ‘flyer’ services to get back home for the festive season.

Chris Loder, Head of Service Strategy for South Western Railway, said:

“We’re learning the lessons from previous years where we know many of our customers have travelled back for the festive season on the West of England and Weymouth lines earlier in the working day than they would normally.

“We’ve put on extra fast services that will cut down on journey times as we want to persuade customers not to drive home for Christmas, but instead use our ‘flyer’ trains.

“You can purchase Advance tickets or check the timetable now at southwesternrailway.com.”

West of England
London to:
  • Sherborne (reduction of 27 minutes)
  • Axminster (reduction of 22 minutes)
  • Honiton (reduction of 25 minutes)

London to:
  • Bournemouth (reduction of 8 or 18 minutes)
  • Poole (reduction of 10 or 16 minutes)
  • Wareham (reduction of 11 or 20 minutes)
  • Dorchester (reduction of 6 or 20 minutes)
  • Weymouth (reduction of 4 or 21 minutes)