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South West Trains to put on more seats for peak time trains
8:10am Friday 11th May 2012 in News
THERE is light at the end of the tunnel for Hampshire commuters following moves to add extra carriages to packed out London-bound trains.
The Government has announced 48 carriages and 2,400 extra seats on trains across the South West Trains region during the morning and evening peaks – from March 2014.
It is part of the second phase of a “capacity enhancement programme”
that will see the introduction of a total of 108 additional carriages on the network between May 2013 and December 2014 South West Trains is currently investing over £100m in better station facilities and more car parking spaces.
Winchester MP Steve Brine said: “I am pleased the Government has acted but will try and speed things along as 2014 is simply not fast enough.”