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FOUR new train carriages will be added on to a busy Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo service.

South West Trains has announced the 6.50am train via Eastleigh will be one of 23 services to benefit from extra carriages between March 2014 and December 2014.

The train will go from eight cars to 12 cars, with money coming from the train operator and the Department for Transport.

A total of 48 extra carriages will be introduced across the region, creating an additional 2,400 extra seats every day.