You’ll no doubt be aware that since 11th July, all Southern services on the West London Line have been suspended due to an ongoing breakdown in trade relations. This is supposedly only for four weeks but it looks increasingly likely to be extended. The implications of this emergency timetable, imposed at very short notice, have been severe. Many people have been left unable to get to work and so companies are being forced to make alternative arrangements.

At least two major petitions have been set up in protest:

Moreover several local politicians have been lobbying at high levels to get the decision reversed.

Now at last there is some small chink of light at the end of the tunnel.

Southern Rail has listened to feedback and will offer a shuttle service at peak times, once the latest strikes have concluded on the 12 August.

The new temporary timetable is as follows:

06.38 Clapham Junction to Watford Junction: calling at Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherds Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Jnc

08.21 Clapham Junction to Watford Junction: calling at Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherds Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Jnc

15.39 Clapham Junction to Watford Junction: calling at Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherds Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Jnc

17.39 Clapham Junction to Watford Junction: calling at Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherds Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Jnc

 

07.38 Watford Junction to Clapham Junction: calling at Harrow & Wealdstone, Wembley Central, Shepherds Bush, Kensington Olympia, West Brompton, Imperial Wharf and Clapham Jnc

09.15 Watford Junction to Clapham Junction: calling at Harrow & Wealdstone, Wembley Central, Shepherds Bush, Kensington Olympia, West Brompton, Imperial Wharf and Clapham Jnc

16.52 Watford Junction to Clapham Junction: calling at Harrow & Wealdstone, Wembley Central, Shepherds Bush, Kensington Olympia, West Brompton, Imperial Wharf and Clapham Jnc

18.51 Watford Junction to Clapham Junction: calling at Harrow & Wealdstone, Wembley Central, Shepherds Bush, Kensington Olympia, West Brompton, Imperial Wharf, Clapham Jnc, Wandsworth Common, Balham, Streatham Common, Norbury, Thornton Heath and Selhurst.