Waterloo and Vauxhall Engineering Works

This autumn Network Rail will continue to deliver the £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade programme to boost capacity at Waterloo station by 30%.


Upgrades works will continue over weekends between September and November, laying new track and cables at Waterloo and installing new stairwells at Vauxhall station to improve passenger flows.


While the upgrade works take place, some platforms at Waterloo and Vauxhall stations will need to close. We are sorry for the disruption this will cause to your journey and thank you for your continued patience.


As a result of these engineering works, we will be operating a reduced service on the following dates:

  ·      9 & 10 September

  ·      16 & 17 September

  ·      23 & 24 September

  ·      30 September & 1 October

   ·      8 October

  ·      14 & 15 October

  ·      12 November

  ·       26 November

These engineering works are part of the biggest investment to this railway for decades. It will provide a bigger and better London Waterloo, with improved facilities, and also provide space for 30 per cent more passengers during the busiest times of the day. This investment will also pave the way for providing more space and journeys for longer distance passengers in the near future.



Timetables are currently being updated to reflect these works and passengers are advised to check their journey in the week before they travel.

The lifts to platforms 7 & 8 will be out of use until early 2018. All other lifts at the station will be in operation.

While the station upgrade work is taking place, passengers requiring step-free access to platforms 7 & 8 will be able to use platform 2 for services to London Waterloo and platform 3 for Clapham Junction, where they can change for services they would usually get from Vauxhall. There will be additional staff available at Vauxhall to help customers requiring assistance on stairs.

Passengers are advised to plan their journey ahead, whilst the works are taking place, and to book assistance if required. Book assisted travel now

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