'This is most irregular' - Commuters through Waterloo report unexpected lack of travel chaos as engineering work starts

'This is most irregular' - Commuters through Waterloo report unexpected lack of travel chaos as engineering work starts

The predicted chaos during a major three-week project apparently failed to appear (Credit: Twitter @CJPalomares)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Commuters were prepared to deal with lengthy delays and travel disruption at Waterloo station this morning as a major engineering project started at the weekend.

But apparently, this chaos failed to appear, as commuters moved through the station - where an average of 270,000 journeys are made daily - this morning. 

Last week, South West Trains and a number of other operators from the station warned their customers to expect a degree of disruption as a three-week project to lengthen a number of the station's platforms began. 

The work will last until the August bank holiday weekend, with the goal of preparing the station for longer trains and increased passenger space.

However, the warnings made by carriers appear to have worked, for a number of commuters reported seeing empty trains and space on the reduced services.

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