The Anonymous Widower

Upgrading Waterloo Station

Some reports are giving Network Rail a good kicking over a month-long closure in August of Waterloo station.

I will point readers to this article on Time Out, which is entitled Passengers have been told to avoid Waterloo station for a whole month during major re-building works, as it gives facts rather than emotion.

I have found this video on this page of the South West Trains web site.

It explains the problem well.

South West Trains summarise the work at Waterloo as follows.

  • Create a spacious, modern and accessible station concourse by rebuilding the former Waterloo International Terminal.
  • Increase services by bringing platforms 20–24 back into use and introducing modern facilities along with new track and signalling.
  • Allow longer ten-carriage trains to run to suburban routes by extending platforms 1–4.

Time Out finish their article like this.

All the chaos is down to an £800 million upgrade of Waterloo and South West, which aims to provide 30 percent more space for passengers as well as faster, more frequent services. If anything, it could be a decent excuse to book a holiday somewhere sunny. That’s how we’re taking the news, anyway. 

It is probably good advice.

January 26, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | ,

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