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South West Trains Main Lines
The seven main lines operated by SWT were:
  • The South West Main Line (SWML) to Southampton Central, Bournemouth and Weymouth. 2 trains an hour through to Weymouth (1 fast and 1 semi-fast) and 1 train an hour to Poole (stopping) Mondays-Saturdays, with Sunday Bournemouth services extended to Poole.
  • The Portsmouth Direct Line via Guildford and Haslemere: leaves the main line at Woking. 4 trains per hour to Guildford, then 1 semi-fast service and 1 stopping service to Haslemere. The semi-fast service continued as a stopping service to Portsmouth. The fast services ran approximately half-hourly Mondays-Saturdays, 2 trains per hour (1 fast, 1 stopping from Guildford) on Sundays.
  • The West of England Main Line to Salisbury, Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids: leaves the main line at Basingstoke.
  • Wessex Main Line (part): Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads. This service originated from London Waterloo and divides at Salisbury.
  • Heart of Wessex Line (part): Yeovil Junction to Yeovil Pen Mill / Frome. This service originates from London Waterloo and divides at Yeovil Junction.
  • London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour via Basingstoke and Eastleigh. Hourly service off-peak Mondays-Saturdays, merges with the Poole train on Sundays.
  • London Waterloo to Reading via Staines-upon-Thames, Ascot and Wokingham.
South West Trains Suburban Services
Suburban services diverged from the above routes. Taken in order westwards from Waterloo, travelling down the SWML, they are:
Waterloo to Reading Line
from Clapham Junction
  •    The Hounslow Loop Line from Barnes to Whitton or Feltham
  •    The Windsor branch from Staines-upon-Thames
  •    The Chertsey loop line from Virginia Water to Weybridge
  •    The Ascot to Guildford line via Aldershot
The Mole Valley Line
from Raynes Park to Dorking via Epsom
  •    The Chessington branch from Motspur Park
  •    The branch to Guildford from Leatherhead
The Kingston Loop Line
from New Malden (Main Line) to Twickenham (Reading Line)
  •    The Shepperton branch from Teddington; normally, these services run via New Malden, some peak services run via Twickenham
The New Guildford Line
to Guildford via Cobham from Surbiton (travellers from Guildford to London can also travel via the main line through Woking)
  • The Hampton Court branch, also from Surbiton
  • The Alton branch, from Brookwood also serves the Mid Hants Railway, a heritage line
South West Trains Other Services
Southampton Local Lnes: Salisbury to Romsey via Southampton Central and Chandler's Ford (previously this service ran to Totton)
Lymington Branch Line: (Brockenhurst to Lymington Pier)
Island Line: Isle of Wight, Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin
  • Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea
South West Trains Overview
South West Trains Franchise(s):
South West
4 February 1996 – 3 February 2007
South Western
4 February 2007 – 20 August 2017
South West Trains Main region(s):
Greater London
Isle of Wight
South West Trains Other Region(s):
South West Trains Fleet Size: 373
1 Class 73 electro-diesel locomotive
11 Class 158 Express Sprinter sets
30 Class 159 South Western Turbo sets
45 Class 444 Desiro sets
127 Class 450 Desiro sets
91 Class 455 sets
24 Class 456 sets
36 Class 458 Juniper sets
2 Class 707 Desiro City sets
6 Class 483 sets
South West Trains Stations Called at: 213
South West Trains Stations Operated: 185 (including Island Line)
South West Trains Parent company: Stagecoach
South West Trains Reporting mark: SW
South West Trains Predecessor: Network SouthEast
Island Line (Island Line franchise)
South West Trains Successor: South Western Railway
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