South Western Railway Update!

Update on South Western Railway services from January 2022 onward

The onset of the Omicron variant has led to, and is continuing to cause, a shortage of staff across our business – from drivers and guards to engineers and controllers. These staff shortages have inevitably had a significant impact on our services, leading to short term cancellations.

As a result we will be introducing a new, consolidated timetable from Monday 17 January 2022. Our focus is on producing a timetable that is deliverable so that we improve reliability for our customers, and caters for key workers, school pupils and those who cannot work from home. We will be publishing further details on our new timetable online as soon as we can in the new year and will send a further email at that time.

From the beginning of January through to the introduction of the new timetable on 17 January, our services will still unfortunately be subject to short notice cancellations or alterations. Please check to see if your planned train is running as close to your time of travel as possible.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this situation will cause.

Kind regards,

Matthew Evans
Senior Stakeholder and Public Affairs Manager
South Western Railway