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South Western Railway (SWR)

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South Western Railway (SWR) - Latest news, articles and photos

Look out for this retro British Rail inspired train makeover
Look out for this retro British Rail inspired train makeover

Look out for this retro British Rail inspired train makeover

South Western Railway has unveiled a special ‘new’ livery for one of its Class 455 trains, inspired by its original 1980s British Rail design.

Mar
12
Richmond station’s art deco heritage is being restored
Richmond station’s art deco heritage is being restored

Richmond station’s art deco heritage is being restored

Richmond station's art deco heritage is getting a refurbishment, with the main entrance being cleaned and refurbished.

Nov
20
2023
Hounslow Council awarded £130k to improve local railway stations
Hounslow Council awarded £130k to improve local railway stations

Hounslow Council awarded £130k to improve local railway stations

Hounslow Council has been awarded £130,000 to be spent on improvements around railway stations in the area, including new cycling hubs in Feltham and Hounslow.

Sep
14
2023
A look inside South Western Railway’s new Arterio trains
A look inside South Western Railway’s new Arterio trains

A look inside South Western Railway’s new Arterio trains

They are, it can be politely said, to be a bit late in arriving, but last week there was a chance to see inside South Western Railway's new Arterio class of trains.

Jul
19
2023
Refurbishment for Malden Manor’s art-deco railway station
Refurbishment for Malden Manor’s art-deco railway station

Refurbishment for Malden Manor’s art-deco railway station

Just shy of its 85th birthday, Maldon Manor station in south London has been refurbished to restore back some of its 1930s glory.

May
29
2023
Isleworth station is next to receive step-free access upgrade
Isleworth station is next to receive step-free access upgrade

Isleworth station is next to receive step-free access upgrade

Isleworth station in southwest London is the latest to get an upgrade to step-free access as Network Rail outlines plans to add two lifts to the station.

May
16
2023

Avoid Waterloo station – SWR warns of major disruption to train services

Due to a major signalling problem, Network Rail is advising customers not to attempt to travel to and from Waterloo station this morning.

Apr
13
2023
South Western Railway cutting train services over Christmas due to staff shortages
South Western Railway cutting train services over Christmas due to staff shortages

South Western Railway cutting train services over Christmas due to staff shortages

South Western Railway (SWR) is warning passengers that it will be running a severely reduced service over the Christmas period due to a shortage of staff.

Dec
15
2022
Wi-Fi upgrade for South Western Railway
Wi-Fi upgrade for South Western Railway

Wi-Fi upgrade for South Western Railway

Work to improve South Western Railway's in-train Wi-Fi service is underway along the railway between Basingstoke and Earlsfield.

Nov
02
2022
South Western Railway tests audio guides for people with vision difficulties
South Western Railway tests audio guides for people with vision difficulties

South Western Railway tests audio guides for people with vision difficulties

South Western Railway (SWR) has fitted out two London railway stations with a technology that could make it easier for people with sight loss to find their way around the station to the platform.

Aug
11
2022
First of the new South Western Railway trains have arrived
First of the new South Western Railway trains have arrived

First of the new South Western Railway trains have arrived

The first of South Western Railway’s (SWR) fleet of new suburban trains has arrived on the network ahead of a full programme of testing beginning next month.

Jun
15
2020
South Western Railway’s new rail depot at Feltham
South Western Railway’s new rail depot at Feltham

South Western Railway’s new rail depot at Feltham

Not far from the south side of Heathrow, at Feltham, a new railway depot is being built, to increase capacity on the Waterloo to Reading and Windsor lines.

May
13
2020

More strikes on South Western Railway (SWR) announced

The rail union, the RMT has announced that it is holding more strikes on SWR over a long running dispute about the withdrawal of guards on trains.

Feb
27
2020

South Western Railway may lose its license

South Western Railway (SWR) could lose its franchise just a few years after it took over the line from Stagecoach's South West Trains.

Jan
23
2020

A month of strikes on South Western Railway

The rail union, the RMT has announced 27 days of strikes will take place in December on South Western Railway (SWR) in a long running dispute over driver only operated trains.

Nov
06
2019
South Western Railway launches two new discount train tickets
South Western Railway launches two new discount train tickets

South Western Railway launches two new discount train tickets

Two new discount ticket offers have been launched giving a discount for regular commuters and people who travel occasionally along the same route.

Sep
11
2018
Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise
Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise

Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise

The company that runs the South West Trains has lost the right to run the franchise, to a consortium including the Hong Kong metro operator.

Mar
27
2017