LONDON TRAIN SERVICES AND STATIONS

WATERLOO STATION

Historically the London & South Western Railway.


LINES

From Waterloo to Clapham Junction, both Main Line and Windsor Line parallel, with total 8 tracks.

MAIN LINE: Waterloo-Basingstoke and beyond
4 tracks Waterloo-Basingstoke

From south to north, pairs of tracks identified as Slow, Fast (east of Earlsfield).
Inside tracks identified as Fast, outside tracks identified as Slow (west of Earlsfield).

Additional Lines:

Woking-Guildford-Havant
Alton
Reading-Basingstoke (diesel)
Epsom-Dorking (shared with Southern trains)
Chessington
Shepperton
Hampton Court
Cobham-Guildford
Leatherhead-Effingham

All lines 2 tracks unless noted. All lines DC electrification unless noted.

WINDSOR LINE: Waterloo-Reading
4 tracks Waterloo-Barnes, 2 tracks beyond

Inside tracks identified as Fast, outside tracks identified as Slow.

Additional Lines:

Hounslow
Twickenham-Teddington
Staines-Windsor
Weybridge
Ash Vale (from Ascot)
North Downs (Dorking-Guildford-Wokingham/diesel)

All lines 2 tracks unless noted. All lines DC electrification unless noted.


TYPICAL TRACK ASSIGNMENTS

Number Of Platforms/Tracks: 24
Platforms numbered south to north

Platform 1-4 - Slow Line
Platform 5-14 - Fast Line
Platform 15-24 - Windsor Line

West of Waterloo Station are the four track Main Line and Windsor Line, total 8 tracks. On the main line, the four tracks are sorted by Slow to the south and Fast to the north. But near Earlsfield is a flyover for the Up Slow track over the Fast tracks. West of there, the inside tracks are Fast and the outside tracks are Slow.

Immediately west of Waterloo Station on the Windsor Line, the inside tracks are Fast and the outside tracks are Slow. Outside the station, nearly all scheduled passenger trains use the Windsor Line Fast tracks. From 1994 to 2007, the Eurostar Channel Tunnel trains used Waterloo Station, and the Windsor Line a short distance of the station. Those trains used platforms 20 through 24. Those platforms were initially out of service after the Eurostar trains were moved to St. Pancras station. But are reentering service for Windsor Line trains.


LINKS

Waterloo Station
Wikipedia link containing further station information and history.


GOOGLE MAPS (MAIN LINE)
GOOGLE MAPS (WINDSOR LINE)

Zoomable Google Maps along the various lines.