Wessex Capacity Alliance
The project directive is to undertake alterations to the existing Waterloo International train platforms (Formerly served by Eurostar trains) in order for it to be served by domestic trains which will increase passenger capacity by 20%.
Works involved alterations to the track slabs, platforms, arrival and departure levels, as well as the creation of new passenger footbridges and concourse areas. The project is expected to be completed by December 2018 and will provide the biggest package of improvements to London Waterloo since the 1930s.
Work Involves Rebuilding the former Waterloo International Terminal and bringing platforms 20–24 back into use with modern facilities, new track and signalling, and a layout that meets the needs of thousands of passengers.
Extending platforms 1–4 to allow longer 10-carriage trains – instead of the current eight-carriage ones – to run to London suburban stations for the first time in the busiest periods. The platforms at Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley, Chertsey, Egham, Feltham, Martins Heron, Sunningdale, Virginia Water and Wokingham will also be extended to accommodate these longer trains.
Creating a spacious, modern and accessible station concourse near platforms 20–24.