Our latest update: 15 July 2021

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To help you plan your journey, we're providing information on our busiest routes and the times of day that our stations will be busy.

Please consider travelling at quieter times whenever possible.

We’ve based our guide on the most recent data, including information from the previous week, and we will continue to update it regularly.

For live updates for your journey please visit nationalrail.co.uk where you can also subscribe to journey alerts through National Rail Messenger.

You can also set up alerts for your journey by visiting Messenger directly or via the National Rail journey planner.

Alerts can be set up for regular or one-off journeys, and these will keep you informed of any disruption to your journey including cancellations or delays, as well as information on crowding and busy services.

Busiest parts of our network

The busiest parts of our network are in the London area in the morning peak (06:30 to 09:00) and evening peak (16:00 to 19:00). Please consider travelling at alternative times where possible.

Busy services

Services through Stoneleigh, Worcester Park, Motspur Park & Raynes Park through to Wimbledon, Clapham Junction & Waterloo are currently the busiest in the morning peak. Please consider travelling on different services where possible. At Motspur Park and Raynes Park in particular, services from Chessington are likely to be quieter than services from Epsom.

Services between Salisbury and Bristol are very busy on weekends.

Summer weekend trains

Services between Waterloo & Bournemouth and Southampton & Bournemouth will be very busy on hot and sunny weekends during the Summer.

In particular services from Waterloo through to Bournemouth will be busiest on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Services from Bournemouth through to Waterloo will be busiest on Saturday and Sunday late afternoon and evening. Please consider travelling at alternative times where possible.

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Busiest times at stations
Time Waterloo Clapham Junction Vauxhall Wimbledon Surbiton Woking
06:00
06:30 Busy Busy Busy Busy Busy
07:00 Busiest time Busiest time Busy Busy Busy Busy
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08:00 Busiest time Busiest time Busy Busy Busy
08:30 Busy Busy Busy Busy
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30-12:00
12:30-15:00
15:30 Busy Busy
16:00 Busy Busy Busy Busy Busy
16:30 Busy Busy Busy Busy Busy
17:00 Busiest time Busiest time Busiest time Busiest time Busy Busy
17:30 Busiest time Busiest time Busiest time Busiest time Busy
18:00 Busiest time Busiest time Busy Busy Busy
18:30 Busy Busy Busy Busy
19:00
19:00-00:00

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