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17.11.14

Upgrade work at Wimbledon to run over Christmas

The Network Rail-South West Trains Alliance is to carry out major point replacement works on the £7m upgrade of the railway through Wimbledon from Christmas into early 2015. 

The project will replace a dozen sets of points to the west of Wimbledon station. 

Work will take place over weekends from Christmas through to February, with no South West Trains able to call at, or run through, Wimbledon on those weekends. An amended timetable will be in place at many stations. 

Prior to this work starting, Network Rail and its contractor Colas Rail will also carry out preparatory work on some midweek nights between 23 November and mid-December, which will affect a small number of late night services. 

John Halsall, infrastructure director for the Network Rail-South West Alliance, which was formed in 2012, said: “This vital project will significantly improve one of the most important sections of railway on our route, which will boost reliability and punctuality for passengers travelling through Wimbledon and from many other stations and locations. 

“We have scheduled the work in order to minimise disruption to passengers as much as possible but if you, friends or family are travelling during these times, I strongly suggest checking travel details first.” 

During the affected weekends, Thameslink services will continue to run to Wimbledon from London via Tooting, but there will be no services from Wimbledon to Sutton via St Helier. 

There will be no South West Trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton, or between Clapham Junction and Kingston via Wimbledon, during the following dates: 

  • December 25 – 9am Saturday December 27
  • January 3and 4
  • January 10 and 11
  • January 17and 18
  • January 24 and 25
  • January 31 and February 1
  • February 14 and 15 

London Underground services are not affected by the work. 

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