Surrey and Hampshire train passengers urged to check before they travel over spring bank holiday: CBYTLateMay

Thursday 25 May 2017

Surrey and Hampshire train passengers urged to check before they travel over spring bank holiday

Route:
Wessex

Network Rail is urging passengers to ‘Check Before You Travel’ over the spring bank holiday weekend, when engineers will be carrying out work in Surrey and Hampshire.

The work involves track renewals at Portcreek Viaduct in Hampshire, and maintenance work between Surbiton and Effingham Junction. As a result, the following changes will be in place:

  • All lines in the Portsmouth area will be closed throughout the weekend.
  • The lines between Havant and Cosham will be closed on Saturday.
  • The lines between Surbiton and Effingham Junction will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Becky Lumlock, route managing director at Network Rail, said: “This weekend we will have engineers out in Surrey and Hampshire, and this will lead to some service changes. I advise passengers to check their journeys in advance, and thank them for their patience while we carry out our essential engineering work.”

Adam Piddington, customer service director for South West Trains, said: “These renewal and maintenance works are crucial to support the rail infrastructure that our trains travel on, however this will mean significant changes to journeys over the spring bank holiday weekend.

“We would advise all our passengers to plan their journeys ahead of the weekend and to check before they travel.”

Buses will be in operation and passengers are advised to check their journeys in advance.

ENDS

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