Waterloo rail works to affect tens of thousands of commuters
Impact will be felt across southern England as 10 platforms are shut at Britain’s busiest station, which serves 270,000 customers a day
Tens of thousands of commuters in southern England will find their journey times substantially increased as they head into work on Monday morning as a result of major works at Waterloo station. Ten platforms have been shut at Britain’s busiest station, which serves about 270,000 customers a day, including 130,000 during the morning rush hour, and the knock-on effects will be felt across large parts of the South West Trains network.
The work to extend four platforms at Waterloo for bigger trains, which began on Saturday and is expected to be completed on 28 August, will see seven stations completely shut for at least some of the time and more than 23 likely to have “significantly fewer trains”.
Source: Guardian Transport