SOUTH Western Railway’s summer timetable comes into effect on Sunday, bringing good news for residents of Whitchurch.

The aim of the summer timetable is to bring more capacity on some of the busiest weekend and off-peak services with a small amount of weekday peak operations being lengthened.

Part of this includes additional calls at smaller stations which includes Whitchurch.

Overall, around 5,500 extra seats will be provided.

South Western Railway’s managing director, Andy Mellors, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to provide over 5,500 extra seats for thousands of our customers, and better journey opportunities at some of our smaller stations in the new timetable.

“The new longer platforms at Waterloo mean that we’re now running longer trains on some of our busiest services, and in December this year, the former Waterloo International Terminal will fully reopen, giving us access to additional platforms, providing much needed extra flexibility.”

PDFs of each timetable can be found at or paper copies can be picked up from any staffed South Western Railway station.