More delays? Network Rail submits planning application for a year of construction works at Waterloo Station
Regular travelers to Waterloo Station should brace themselves: Network Rail has just submitted its first planning application for upgrade works. If it's approved, the works will go on for a year from November.
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The works will include upgrades to the area around the station, as well as extensions to platforms 1-4 to allow longer trains to run. The station will also (finally) convert the former Waterloo International Eurostar terminal to allow domestic services, giving the station another five platforms.
If the application is approved, works will start in November this year, finishing at the end of 2016 – although Network Rail said "associated track and signalling works will continue until mid 2017".
Network Rail said the works are long overdue.