Rectory Lane road closure for Electric Utility Work

Rectory lane will be closed in part from Tuesday 20th February to Friday 23rd February to allow for utility works by SSEN.  Please see attached map for details.

SWR emergency repairs of line between Woking and Basingstoke 8/9/10 Dec

Emergency work to repair landslip will significantly reduce services between Woking and Basingstoke next week

South Western Railway and Network Rail have issued a joint release this morning (see link and below) regarding a significant impact to our services between Woking and Basingstoke next week. This is because of emergency repair work taking place to stabilise an area of embankment which has seen movement over recent days, in order to make it safe. The days which will see the greatest impact are Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December.

You can find more information about the landslip and how it will affect our services, including a brief explainer video, on our website. Our Plan My Journey page also has a summary of the impact on affected services (scroll down to “Network Updates” and select the dropdown labelled “Landslip repairs between Brookwood and Woking”).

Other SWR services which do not pass through this part of the network (e.g. suburban services in SW London) are not affected by this issue. Services between Portsmouth and London via Guildford are also not affected as the slip is to the west of where these trains join the main line at Woking.

Train Strike Information for December

SWR confirms service levels during December industrial action

Wednesday 29th November 2023

  • ASLEF industrial action will impact South Western Railway services from Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December
  • Strike action on Wednesday 6 December means an extremely limited service will operate on a small number of lines, with the majority of the network closed – customers are urged to only travel if absolutely necessary
  • From Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 and on Thursday 7 December, a normal service will operate with some cancellations due to an ASLEF overtime ban – customers should check their entire journey before travelling as drivers at other operators may be taking strike action
  • Service levels for Friday 8 and Saturday 9 are being finalised and will be confirmed in due course: www.southwesternrailway.com/strike

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has confirmed its services on days of national industrial and strike action in December.

The ASLEF union, which represents train drivers, will take industrial action from Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December, with SWR drivers taking strike action on Wednesday 6 December.

On Wednesday 6 December, there will be an extremely limited service, with trains only running between London Waterloo and Basingstoke, Feltham, Woking, Guildford and between Basingstoke and Salisbury.

Trains will only operate on these routes between the hours of 0700 and 1900. There will be no other services, on any lines, outside of these times.

There will be no service on the Island Line and customers in areas such as Bournemouth, Exeter, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Staines, Windsor and Yeovil will not be served by SWR trains on Wednesday 6 December.

SWR customers are urged to only travel if absolutely necessary on Wednesday 6 December and to check their entire journey carefully if they must travel.

A3 closures, Friday 13th October – Monday 16th October 2023

A3 closures this weekend

The A3 will be closed in both directions from 9pm on Friday 13th October to 5.30am on Monday 16th October from the B2215/A247 exit at Ripley to the M25 junction 10 northbound, and from the M25 junction 10 to the A247 at Burntcommon southbound.

A diversion will be in place via Leatherhead which will add around 20 miles to your journey.

Further details can be found by clicking the link below.
https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/south-east/m25-junction-10/

Liphook Carnival Road Closures, Saturday 28th October 2023

All residents should be aware that road closures will take place on Carnival Day, Saturday 28th October as follows:

 

Longmoor Road

From the junction with The Avenue to The Square between  2.30pm and 9pm

 

Headley Road

From the junction with The Avenue to The Square between 6pm and 9pm

 

Portsmouth Road

From the junction at Station Road to The Square between 6pm and 9pm

 

Midhurst Road

From the junction with Station Road to Haslemere Road between 6pm and 9pm

 

Haslemere Road

From the junction with Midhurst Road to The Square between 6pm and 9pm

 

Station Road

Between the junction with Portsmouth Road and the junction with Midhurst Road between 6pm and 9pm

 

London Road and Tower Road

From the junction with the bypass link road to The Square between 6pm and 10pm

 

For more information about the Carnival, please visit the website at Home | Liphook Carnival

South Western Railway confirms strike day services in September and October

  • ASLEF union strike action and overtime bans will affect the South Western Railway network in September and October
  • An extremely limited service will operate on a small number of lines, with the majority of the network closed, on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October
  • On Friday 29 September and Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October, a normal weekday timetable will operate with a small number of cancellations
  • Full information can be found at southwesternrailway.com/strike

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has confirmed its services on days of industrial and strike action in September and October.

ASLEF union industrial and strike action will affect the SWR network on the following dates:

  • Friday 29 September – overtime ban
  • Saturday 30 September – strike action
  • Monday 2 October – overtime ban
  • Tuesday 3 October – overtime ban
  • Wednesday 4 October – strike action
  • Thursday 5 October – overtime ban
  • Friday 6 October – overtime ban

Journey planners for Friday 29 September will be up to date on Tuesday 26 September. Journey planners for Saturday 30 September are now up to date.

Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October are expected to be up to date in journey planners on Wednesday 27 September. Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October will be updated in journey planners in due course.

On days of strike action, an extremely limited service will operate on a small number of lines and the majority of the network will be closed.

On Saturday 30 September trains will only run between London Waterloo and Basingstoke, Woking and Guildford via Woking. On Wednesday 4 October trains will only run between London Waterloo and Basingstoke, Feltham, Woking, Guildford via Woking and between Basingstoke and Salisbury.

On both dates trains will only run between the hours of 0700 and 1900. There will be no other services outside of these times.

There will be no service on the Island Line and customers in areas such as Bournemouth, Exeter, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Staines, Windsor and Yeovil will not be served by SWR services on these two dates.

Customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary. If customers must travel, they should check their entire journey before travelling, as other operators will also be affected.

On Friday 29 September and Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October, a normal weekday timetable will operate with a small number of cancellations. An hourly service will run on the Island Line.

Customers are advised to check before travelling on these dates and to check their entire journey as other operators will be affected.

Stuart Meek, South Western Railway’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

“I’m sorry to say that, due to industrial and strike action by the ASLEF union over the next two weeks, we will be forced to make changes to our timetables.

“We will run an extremely limited service on both Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October and our advice to customers is to only travel if their journeys are absolutely necessary. While we will run as many services as possible on days subject to overtime bans, our advice to customers is to check before travelling.

“On all seven dates of industrial action customers should check their entire journey before they travel as other operators will be affected. We’re very sorry for the disruption that this will cause and we’re very grateful to our customers for their continued patience.”

Contact Information

South Western Railway Press Office
press@swrailway.com

South West Trains strike information for Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September

South Western Railway confirms strike day services on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September

  • Customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September
  • On Friday 1 September, an extremely limited service will run and the majority of the network will be closed
  • On Saturday 2 September, a significantly reduced service will run on a limited number of lines
  • Journey planners for both days are now up to date
  • Customers are reminded that strike action also takes place tomorrow, Saturday 26 August

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has confirmed its strike day services for Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September.

In addition to RMT Union strike action taking place tomorrow, Saturday 26 August, members of the ASLEF Union will take strike action on Friday 1 September.

This will be followed by an ASLEF Union ban on overtime working, together with strike action by members of the RMT Union, on Saturday 2 September.

Friday 1 September will be the first strike action on the SWR network involving main line drivers. Previous days of ASLEF Union strike action was limited to depot drivers, who bring trains in and out of service.

With a shortage of main line drivers, SWR will run an extremely limited service with the majority of the network closed. Customers are advised that there will be fewer trains than on previous strike days. Trains will only run between the hours of 0700 and 1900 as follows:

  • London Waterloo to Woking – 4 trains per hour (tph) peak, 2 tph off-peak
  • London Waterloo to Twickenham – 2tph
  • London Waterloo to Basingstoke – 1tph
  • Guildford to Woking – 1tph

There will be no service on the Island Line.

On Saturday 2 September, a significantly reduced service will operate on a limited number of lines. Large parts of the network will be closed. Trains will only run between the hours of 0700 and 1900 as follows:

  • London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside via Hounslow – 2tph
  • Windsor & Eton Riverside to London Waterloo –  2tph
  • London Waterloo to Basingstoke – 2tph
  • London Waterloo to Southampton Central – 2tph
  • London Waterloo to Woking – 4tph
  • Salisbury to Basingstoke – 1tph
  • Guildford to Woking – 1tph
  • London Waterloo to Ascot via Twickenham – 2tph
  • Ascot to London Waterloo via Hounslow – 2tph

A normal service will run on the Island Line.

For both Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September, SWR is advising customers to only travel if their journeys are absolutely necessary.

Journey planners are now up to date and the latest information is available at www.southwesternrailway.com/strike.

If customers must travel, they should check their entire journey as other train operators will be affected on both days of strike action.

Stuart Meek, South Western Railway’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

Roadworks: The Mead and Station Road

We have received the following information from Hampshire Highways related to upcoming roadworks.

As part of Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, we will be undertaking Proactive Patching works at various locations on, Station Road, Liphook and The Mead, Liphook. The attached letters were sent out to residents this week.

The works are programmed to start at The Mead on Mon. 11 Sept. for 3 days and Station Road on Wed. 13 September for 3 days. Due to the nature of the work and for safety reasons, it is necessary to carry the work out under a road closure with a signed diversion route in place. The road will be reopened outside each working shift.

 For more information visit One.Network – The Mead             https://one.network/?GB135175232

–  Station Road      https://one.network/?GB135175037

Whilst there is an allowance within the time periods shown above for delays, there may be times when we must postpone works at very short notice; based on the latest weather forecasts, this can occur just prior to works commencing. We will always look to provide up to date information wherever we can, but sometimes these last-minute decisions can be difficult to relay to the travelling public in a timely manner. When we can, any significant changes to the scheduled dates will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.

Information signs advising road users of the works will be erected before the start of works. Letters have been sent to local residents and businesses, to advise them accordingly.

 

South Western Railways confirms reduced services during July’s industrial and strike action

South Western Railway have provided some information relating to the level of service they will operate during nationwide ASLEF and RMT industrial and strike action during July.

South Western Railway confirms reduced services during July’s industrial and strike action

  • A reduced service will operate across the South Western Railway network between Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 July
  • A reduced service will also operate on Friday 21 July, starting at around 0730
  • A significantly reduced service will operate, on a limited number of lines, on Thursday 20 and Saturday 22 July, with trains only running between 0700 and 1900
  • Island Line services will run hourly from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 July, with an early finish to services on Saturday 22 at around 2100

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has confirmed its services during industrial action by the ASLEF union and strike action by the RMT union in July.

Between Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 July, a nationwide ban on overtime by members of the ASLEF union will mean a reduced service across the SWR network.

Services will usually be reduced to hourly in off-peak periods, with a small number of cancellations during the evening peaks. Some first and last trains may also be cancelled. Customers are advised to check before travelling.

On Thursday 20 July, nationwide strike action by members of the RMT union will mean a significantly reduced service will operate on a limited number of lines. Trains will only operate between the hours of 0700 and 1900, with last trains departing at around 1700. Customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary.

Following the strike action on Thursday 20, train services will start later than usual, at around 0730, on Friday 21 July. A reduced timetable will again operate due to the continuing overtime ban by members of the ASLEF union. Customers should check before travelling.

On Saturday 22 July, nationwide strike action by members of the RMT union will again mean a significantly reduced service on a limited number of lines. Trains will only operate between the hours of 0700 and 1900, with last trains departing at around 1700. Customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary.

A normal Sunday timetable will operate on Sunday 23 July however a small number of services will be cancelled due to RMT strike action on the previous day. Customers should check before travelling as engineering work will also take place.

Services on Saturday 29 July will be announced in due course, however, SWR can confirm a significantly reduced service will operate and is likely to be similar to the service on Saturday 22. Trains will only operate between the hours of 0700 and 1900, with last trains departing at around 1700. Customers will be advised to only travel if absolutely necessary.

On the Island Line, an hourly service will operate between Monday 17 and Saturday 22 July. On Saturday 22, an hourly service will operate, ending at around 2100.

Stuart Meek, Chief Operating Officer at South Western Railway, commented:

“We’re sorry that customers will again face disruption due to industrial action by the ASLEF union and strike action by the RMT union.

“Anybody planning to travel on days affected by the ASLEF union’s industrial action should check their whole journey before they set off and be aware that services are likely to be busier than usual.

“As with the last ASLEF overtime ban, instead of making numerous short-notice amendments and cancellations to our standard timetable, we will operate an amended timetable that we have a high degree of confidence we can reliably and safely deliver. We hope this will give our customers greater certainty when planning their journeys.

“On days of strike action by the RMT union we are sorry to ask that customers should only travel if absolutely necessary. We have worked hard to improve our service offering during RMT strike action and are pleased to confirm that we will operate services to and from Ascot on Thursday 20.”