December Summary

Sunday 2 December (no major work planned Saturday 1 December)

Altered train services and replacement buses in the Woking area Sunday 2 December

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December

Buses replace trains to Epsom and Chessington Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Buses replace trains in the Portsmouth area Sunday 9 December
Altered train services and replacement buses in the Virginia Water area Sunday 9 December
Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction Sunday 9 October

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Buses replace trains in the Fareham area Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December
Buses replace trains between Staines and Windsor Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December
Buses replace trains between Wareham and Weymouth Sunday 16 December
Buses replace trains between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow Sunday 16 December
Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton until mid-morning Sunday 16 December

Advance notice of engineering work over the Christmas holiday period.

22 to 24 December 2018

About half of London Waterloo station will be closed Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December. This will affect platforms 1 to 10 and mostly long distance and suburban services towards Chessington, Epsom, Surbiton, Kingston, Basingstoke and Alton.  Other train services will also be altered and only about half the normal train service will run in and out of London Waterloo.

There will be no Southern train services between London Victoria and Clapham Junction from Saturday 22 to Monday 24 December. This will result in extra passengers for our services into London Waterloo, which are likely to be very busy through this period. 

The lines between Slough and London Paddington will be closed Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December. A very limited service will run in and out of London Paddington via Oxford and Bicester.  Buses will replace trains between Reading, Slough and London Paddington. This will result in trains between London Waterloo and Reading being busier than normal.
This will also affect train services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport. 

The junctions in the Westbury station area are being replaced Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December. There will be no South Western Railway service between Salisbury and Bristol. Buses will replace Great Western Railway services between Warminster and Trowbridge. 

South Western Railway and Island Line will run NO SERVICE on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

The railway does not shut down over the Christmas period.
Network Rail may run engineering or maintenance trains and the conductor rail will remain “live” at all times.
It is never safe to go on the tracks.


27 December 2018 to 3 January 2019

About half of London Waterloo station will be closed Thursday 27 December and Friday 28 December. This will affect platforms 12 to 24 and mostly services running via Twickenham, Hounslow and Staines, which will not run between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction.  Remaining train services between Clapham Junction and London Waterloo will be very busy due to London Victoria also being partly closed.

There will be no Southern services between London Victoria and Clapham Junction from Thursday 27 December to Tuesday 1 January. This will result in extra passengers for our services into London Waterloo, which are likely to be very busy through this period. 

Some lines between Slough and London Paddington will be closed from Thursday 27 December to Monday 31 December. A reduced train service will run in and out of London Paddington. 

Guildford station (except for platform 1 and the lines via Effingham Junction) will be closed from Thursday 27 December to Monday 31 December. A train service will run between London Waterloo and Guildford on the route which remains open.  Trains on all other routes will be replaced by buses in the Guildford area. 

The junctions in the Westbury station area are being replaced from Thursday 27 December to Thursday 3 January. There will be no South Western Railway services between Salisbury and Bristol, or between Salisbury, Westbury, Frome and Yeovil Pen Mill during this period. Buses will replace Great Western Railway services between Warminster and Trowbridge.
 

Major engineering work will be taking place at other locations on the railway network throughout the holiday period and all long distance passengers should check their travel plans in advance.

More detailed information about Christmas and New Year services and alterations due to engineering work in the South Western Railway area will be posted in due course.