|No Weekend South West Train Service In Wimbledon For Seven Weeks
£7million points project aims to improve reliability
A £7m upgrade to the railway through Wimbledon will mean no South West Trains running through the station over seven weekends from Christmas to February.
The project will replace a dozen sets of points - which allow trains to cross between different lines - to the west of Wimbledon station and should improve reliability and punctuality for hundreds of thousands of passengers each day on one of the busiest parts of Britain's rail network.
More than 72 South West Trains per hour pass through Wimbledon at peak times and as a result, the railway around the station has a critical impact on punctuality across the network.
Thameslink services will continue to run to Wimbledon from London via Tooting during the affected weekends, however there will be no services from Wimbledon to Sutton via St Helier.
Improvement work at London Bridge over Christmas and throughout 2015 may also affect journeys. Find out more on ThameslinkProgramme.co.uk.
On Saturdays, buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton/Kingston & Chessington South. Buses also replace trains between Weybridge and Virginia Water as this route is the diversionary route into London Waterloo and it is not possible to run the normal (stopping) train service and the additional non-stop diverted trains without further significant service reductions.
On Sundays, buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton / Twickenham via Kingston & Chessington South.
A train service will operate all weekend from Raynes Park platform 1 to Dorking and Guildford via Epsom.
London Underground services are not affected by the work.