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Waterloo Station Upgrade Completes

post-image 4th September 2017

If you have been using Waterloo station over August, you will have noticed some of the work that has been part of one of the largest and most complex upgrades in the station’s history. The work was an essential part of the £800 million Waterloo and South West Upgrade which will boost capacity at the station by 30% by December 2018, providing space for another 45,000 passengers at morning and evening peaks. The planned upgrades were completed successfully and disruptions kept to a minimum

A team of 1,000 engineers and trackside staff worked 24 hours a day between 5 and 28 August. During this time, platforms 1-4 were extended to accommodate longer, 10-car trains, creating more space for passengers.

At a glance:

    • 180,000 hours worked
    • 1,270 metres of track laid
    • 230 metres of pre-cast concrete installed
    • 160 meters of new platform built
    • 7 miles of cable laid

The next part of the project will include redevelopment work at the Waterloo former International Terminal to bring the five platforms back into permanent use by December 2018.  Keep up to date with other key developments across the network here.