Animation shows one of Europe’s busiest railways being improved

Animation shows one of Europe’s busiest railways being improved

A brand new animation video, showing the work going on right now to improve the South West Trains network has been released today (2nd April).

South West Trains operates one of the busiest railways in Europe, with over half a million passengers every day. The new video aims to explain the work that is going on now and in the near future to provide extra space and improve reliability in order to provide better journeys for passengers.

The animation is the first of its kind to be published by South West Trains and is available online at www.southwesttrains.co.uk/animation and will also be shown at stations and other passenger areas right across the network. It is hoped the video will provide a very simple and easy to understand guide to some of the projects going on right now to improve the railway. 

It includes plans to increase capacity at London Waterloo, new and refurbished trains and the continuing introduction of new technology to help passengers buy tickets, get information and stay connected while travelling.

The launch of the video coincides with the publication of the latest Passenger Newsletter, which is being distributed on trains, in stations and online at southwesttrains.co.uk.

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Tim Shoveller, Chief Executive, South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: “Improving reliability, boosting capacity and catching up on years of under investment all while carrying over half a million passengers every day is no easy or quick fix and we are acutely aware how much needs to be done.
“Publishing a short animation video is quite an unusual step to take. However, we hope it can explain in a very visual and easy to understand way some of things which are going on right now and in the near future to improve the our very busy railway network and provide better journeys for passengers.

“We know we have a lot to do but we are excited about these new developments and look forward to our passengers seeing them on their journeys.”

South West Trains staff will also be at London Waterloo this afternoon, handing out copies of the new Passenger Newsletter and an Easter treat for our passengers.