Wokingham commuters can look forward to extra trains to Waterloo

New rush hour services in the mornings and evenings from May

A NEW train timetable will see additional services linking the borough with Waterloo.

Last week, South Western Railway announced that from its summer refresh in May, there will be two additional trains running during morning rush hour.

The first will call at Wokingham at 6.02am, the second will stop at Wokingham at 8.02am.

And in the evening, the 17.05 Waterloo to Farnham service will divert at Ascot to Reading meaning that it will call at Wokingham station at 18.18.

South Western Railway said that the extra services are based on consultations that were undertaken with stakeholders.

Andy Mellors, managing director of South Western Railway, welcomed the good news.

“There will be substantial changes to our next timetable starting in May, which will bring over 300 additional train services a week for our customers,” he said.

“Many of these service enhancements are based on extensive consultations and feedback sessions that were undertaken previously with local stakeholders, businesses, community groups and customers.

“We are very pleased that these enhancements will come to fruition shortly and we will continue to work on refurbishing our existing fleet and introducing brand new state-of-the-art trains in to service by the end of the year.”

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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