Warning to Portsmouth rail users of busy trains in August

RAILWAY passengers across the Portsmouth area are being warned they will face packed trains during August.

Thursday, 20th July 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:34 am

Southern services are set to face an influx of additional passengers because of improvement works by Network Rail at London Waterloo.

The £800m overhaul will take place between August 5 and 28. During this period weekday fast services by Southern to London Victoria will not stop at Clapham Junction from 4-8pm.

Southern added that trains will carry additional passengers from South West Trains and Thameslink trains displaced by the work.

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A spokesman for Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern and Thameslink, said: ‘Some of our trains will be particularly busy during August as a result of the much-needed improvement work at London Waterloo and we urge passengers to consider alternatives to avoid them if possible.’

Passengers should allow plenty of time for journeys. For details, see southernrailway.com/waterloo