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Clapham Junction stop will be retained on Exeter to Waterloo trains

By January 25, 2018January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Transport

Trains from Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo will continue to stop at Clapham Junction.


South Western Railways announced last year that they were consulting about the removal of the stop at Clapham Junction for some weekday services on the line.


The proposed changes included a new early morning commuter train and trains later in the evening from Exeter and London Waterloo.


However the changes would have meant that trains will no longer stop at Clapham Junction which is a major interchange for those travelling to Gatwick Airport and the outskirts of London.


But following opposition from Devon County Council, as well as Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw following a letter from Exeter Chamber of Commerce, South Western Railway have said that as it was clear from the consultation that the majority of people wanted the trains to still stop at Clapham Junction, the revised plans the train operator have will reflect that.


Ben Bradshaw MP told “After being contacted by several worried constituents, I contacted South Western Railways and held a face to face meeting with the company to raise my concerns.


“Many people who use the Waterloo line from Exeter change at Clapham Junction for Gatwick, other south coast services, or onto the new Overground serving the whole of London. Yet SWR was planning to cut drastically the number of trains to and from Exeter stopping at Clapham Junction, particularly at peak times.


“It is encouraging that SWR seems to have listened to mine and passengers’ views and has assured me its revised new timetable will reflect our concerns.”