WATCH: Rail bosses urges passengers to bear pain of Waterloo works

Breakdown workers preparing to haul out of the sea one of the cars involved in an accident on the Havant by-pass

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Havant by-pass cars plunge into the sea

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A RAIL boss says passengers will feel the gain after the pain of disruption during a major renovation of Waterloo station.

Marke Carne, Network Rail chief executive, said that the extensive works this month will increase capacity by 45,000 people a day at the terminus on the main Portsmouth-London line.

Work at Waterloo

Work at Waterloo

Almost half of the platforms at Waterloo, the UK's busiest train station, are closed for a major overhaul and commuters face severe rail disruption.