Delays between Wimbledon and London Waterloo until further notice
A signalling problem is causing disruption at London Waterloo.
Because of this, the following alterations will apply until further notice:
Trains between Wimbledon and London Waterloo are being delayed by up to 20 minutes
Trains between Shepperton and London Waterloo are starting / terminating at Kingston
Passengers are advised to to travel on the London Waterloo to London Waterloo which depart at 27 and 57 past each hour and change at Kingston for stations to Shepperton.
Perhaps if SWT spent less time running trains from Waterloo to nowhere and back ... ? O.K., fbb knows that there are Hounslow and Kingston "circulars". But is the notice (above) helpful?
Passengers may use London Buses on the following routes: K1, 57, 131, 213 between Raynes Park and Kingston.
BUT, and it is a rather big but, the K1 and the 213 don't run between Raynes Park and Kingston. Presumably this actually means that rail tickets to and from Kingston will be accepted on services K5, 57 and 131, although the K5 and the 131 are not what you would call direct. Will this be quicker?
For the record, boring though it be, the K1 and the 213 run from New Malden to Kingston, NOT from Raynes Park. Helpful advice, yet again, from Southwest Trains.
To find out whether this will impact your journey and to get alternative options planned for you, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, or call TrainTracker on 0871 200 49 50.
Owing to signalling problems at London Waterloo:
Train services running through this station ...
South West trains will be operating a train Shuttle from Kingston (blah blah blah, again!)
Due to signalling problems at London Waterloo, Platforms 1 and 2 and Platform 8 are closed until further notice.
Engineers are working to rectify the problem and they will reassess the signalling problem affecting Platforms 1, 2 and Platform 8 after the morning peak.
Of course, by Thursday 5th all this misleading nonsense had disappeared and the prophecies of pathing problems had, presumably passed into some king of ferro-equinological limbo; only to re-appear from the swirling mists of techno-speak when someone else trips a fuse at Waterloo.
Next Blog : due Sunday January 8th