Aug 07, 2017 Waterloo
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  Waterloo sees the first big test of getting commuters to work today as a result of the Waterloo and South West Upgrade. The warnings have been in place for many months to make alternative arrangements ahead of the work – which essentially is to extend platforms to accommodate longer trains and help all of […]

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Jul 24, 2017 SWT
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  SWT services have started to recover after a Network Rail signalling problem this morning. Both have apologised as they struggled to get Winchester’s commuters to work this morning. South West Trains bore the brunt on services in and out of London Waterloo in a situation that was largely out of their control. Trains were […]

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Jul 04, 2017 IMG_2024.JPG
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  South West Trains have responded to claims from the city’s MP that they have been deliberately pulling back on ticketing services in the weeks to when they lose their franchise in mid-August and neglecting the city. This is what Steve told Winchester Today: “South West Trains have done so much for Winchester and I’ve worked […]

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Jul 03, 2017 southwest trains wifi
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  MP Steve Brine has warned South West Trains they risk leaving their franchise under a cloud unless they take urgent action to help morning commuters. The Winchester MP, who regularly joins thousands of his constituents on the journey into Waterloo, says ticketing problems during morning peak times are impacting on rail users and fuelling […]

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Mar 27, 2017 southwest trains wifi
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  SWT loses out on franchise – Winchester’s MP reacts: Speaking to Winchester Today within a few minutes of the award of the new franchise, Winchester MP Steve Brine MP said he was delighted with the switch: “Congratulations to First Group for snatching this key franchise away from Stagecoach/South West Trains. I’ve met regularly with […]

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Mar 27, 2017 IMG_1356
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  The Stagecoach Group which operates South West Trains says it’s disappointed that it has been unsuccessful in its bid for the new South Western rail franchise, which is due to commence in summer 2017. The Department for Transport has announced instead that First MTR South Western Trains Limited will run the SouthWestern franchise from […]

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Nov 18, 2016 winchester market
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  Problems with public transport engineering and the continuing M3 roadworks will probably go a long way to convince everyone here that it really IS best to stay in Winch this weekend. Anyone trying to get to London on the trains this entire weekend via South West Trains or CrossCountry face a closed line between […]

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Sep 12, 2016 cycle
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  Cyclists using Winchester station can now enjoy significantly improved facilities following the completion of a new Cycle Hub, as part of a £400,000 investment. The new hub was officially opened by Conrad Haigh,  Integrated Transport Manager for the Rail Delivery Group; Christian Neill, Head of Customer Experience for South West Trains and Steve Brine […]

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Mar 24, 2016 800m investment at waterloo station
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South West Trains and Network Rail have jointly announced a revamp of Waterloo Station which will involve a bigger and better premises, an improved journey experience, opening up the former Eurostar platforms and longer platforms for longer trains – describing it as “the biggest package of improvements for decades.” For a lot of us in Winchester, Waterloo […]

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Nov 14, 2014 SWT
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Through the Winchester Today virtual letter box, we had this apology from South West Trains where they express regret for any disruption they caused you yesterday. We are sorry for the significant disruption that many of you will have encountered between Weymouth, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and London Waterloo yesterday. This was caused by unexpected […]

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