Preparing for the blockade: new approach tracks at Waterloo International, 23 May 2017.
Russell Wykes

What a way to end a franchise. With a big bang, certainly, but with the risk of a whimper. Stagecoach’s successful 21-year tenure of the South Western is certainly not going gently into that dark night, but with the mother of all engineering programmes: a three-week blockade of the London terminus, Waterloo. The blockade is scheduled for 5 to 28 August 2017, with the franchise terminating midway through the blockade, on 20 August.

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