Thank you to everyone that contributed to our consultation in relation to the proposed timetable changes from December 2018. They will play a major part in our plans to deliver much needed capacity to our network. There was an enormous amount of feedback sent directly in to us by email and letters, and indirectly through correspondence from MPs, stakeholder groups and customers. We also held a number of face to face meetings at stations.
On analysis of the comments it is clear that there are a number of key issues that customers wanted us to address and we have been discussing these with the Department for Transport and amending our proposals for December 2018 accordingly.
Update on timetable changes for December 2018
Since before we started the South Western Railway franchise we have been preparing for a major timetable change in December 2018 to provide customers with access to additional services and extra capacity throughout the day.
We are mindful of the disruption to customers that happened with other major timetable changes elsewhere in May 2018 and despite SWR’s desire to deliver the increased capacity and extra services as soon as possible to customers, it has been decided at a national level that a period of stability is needed.
We will continue to work with Network Rail, the Department for Transport and insight from customers and stakeholders to implement the changes to our future timetables and ensure maximum benefit with minimal disruption to our customers
To ensure that everyone who took an interest in the consultation process remains informed of the next steps, and how your feedback has helped shape our plans going forward, we have produced a summary document which is published here.
SWR Timetable outcome report April 2018
We have also created a set of more regionally focused reports, which are cut down versions by areas so that you can download the file that is relevant to you if you do not want to read the larger document.
Leaflet 1 covers: Reading, Windsor and suburban lines
Leaflet 2 covers: Inner suburban services
Leaflet 3 covers: West of England line
Leaflet 4 covers: West of Southampton services
Leaflet 5 covers: Farnborough, Fleet, Hook and Winchfield services
Other areas are covered in the main summary document if not detailed above.
We cannot provide final timetables as they still need to be reviewed by Network Rail as part of the approval process. We realise that you will be interested in seeing what the final plans are, however, these will not be available until later this year and we will ensure that we share them with you in good time before the December 2018 changes happen.