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Not for me

“Absolutely bloody diabolical”

published 27/07/2000

none

Expensive, uncomfortable, unreliable, impolite, ch...

Well, where do I start ? If you can avoid taking south west trains, then do. They can, at best, be described as a bunch of talentless clowns. The entire system is a shining example of how NOT to run a service. Well, let's start at the beginning with the ticket purchasing. Ok, I know it's not...

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Not for me

None

The worst mode of transport on the face of the pla...

I have to admit, writing this op is just a great way to let of steam and have a rant about the terrible state of South West Trains. I can hardly bring myself to pay for my train ticket nowadays when I know what type of journey I can expect. I use SW Trains to get into work everyday (early morning...

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Satisfactory

Acceptable when the service is running properly, n...

Delays, dated trains, peak hours, patronising, see...

South West Trains (SWT) operate services between London Waterloo and the South West of England; reaching places like Reading, Exeter, and Southampton etc, it also runs a suburban network through south west London… I’ve been travelling one the “Reading” line for almost 4...

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Excellent

Reasonable price with a seson ticket

Always stand at night for the first 50 minutes

Here I am again doing yet another serious op for you, full of information and overflowing with detail. But first I must tell you that my daughter, Violent J has joined Ciao so watch out for more of the same if she can be bothered!!! Also I went with mrsandrewsjk to the Cotswolds at the weekend...

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Not for me

I can get to work

No choice over whether I use them and appalling cu...

The 0730 semi-fast service from Woking to London Waterloo left on time this morning. The guard proudly announced that the service would be calling at West Byfleet, Byfleet and New Haw, Weybridge, Walton on Thames and London Waterloo arriving at 0808. Most unusual to get an announcement. But hang...

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Good

“our trains how good are they”

published 04/07/2001

you get to your to where you want quickly if you h...

you dont know how relable they are

I've been a train traveller all my life and as neither of my parents drive I have got use to what our trains were like but recently i feel they have been getting worse. For example i went to Southampton recently and the toilets were a total mess. There was no loo role as it was all over the floor...

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Satisfactory

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I myself travel using South West Trains very frequently, and in writing this opinion I also draw on the comments of father who daily catches the 0752 from Guildford to Waterloo, using a season ticket which cost him many thousands of pounds. Trains are frequently delayed, cancelled or short in...

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Satisfactory

Good Staff, Gets you from A to B

poor facilities and conditions. Very old fashioned...

After reading many opinions from other people regarding South West Trains, i have to agree with the people who havent given the SW Trains a good rating because they are very poor at the moment. From when i was a small kid (about 10 yrs ago) i hardly ever went on trains but when i did i used to...

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Good

Trains look good from the outside

Trains look bad from the inside

South West Trains run most of the trains in the south west, as the name suggests conveniently. When the network was privatised it was taken over by Stagecoach and since then i would have to say that the service has got worse. Weymouth is a small town that is surrounded by hills and only has one...

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Good

“'Bloody Hell, Not Again'”

published 04/10/2003

Nice Staff

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‘Bloody hell, not again...’. These are words you’ll hear yourself muttering time and time again. The reason? SouthWest Trains. They’re overcrowded, they’re late, and they smell, the stations all need redecorating.... The list goes on and on. So why do South West...

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Not for me

“Pedants, the lot of them....”

published 01/02/2002

Er......

Too many to list in 15 words!

Grrrr! South West Trains! Grrrr! I am lucky enough to live in the North so do not have to use South West Trains on a regular basis (‘regular’ not being a word I’d use to describe them however…), but as my partner lives in Guildford I occasionally use the service to travel...

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Satisfactory

“Some Dead Brains UPDATED”

published 16/03/2001

Gets you from A to B... sometimes

Don't have time to list them all!

--- I would like to add that I put my faith in SWT to upgrade their network over the next thirty years and let's hope that the 800 new trains are deliveres. --- I looked at my train yesterday. I looked at it again. Judging from its age and state, it could have been one that's been delayed from...

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Not for me

“Third world train company”

published 17/01/2001

Absolutely NONE

Exepensive, unreliable, filthy

I'm not surprised to see that no-one else has good things to say about south west trains. I regularly communte from Camberley to Richmond and I used to brave the train but I find driving there must more comfortable, despite the boredom of sitting in traffic jams on the M3. Are all their stations...

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Satisfactory

Necessary evil

Crowded, unreliable

I used to be a slave to South West Trains - well, sort of, because from Richmond to London, there is a 'choice' (LOL) of SWT, District Line or Silver Link. At least the latter two start from Richmond, so one can normally get a seat, but SWT, ostensibly faster, should be avoided whenever possible...

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Good

“Communication On SWT”

published 01/03/2001

Fantastic customer services

They're wrong!

This is going to sound kinda pathetic, but I had to go to Brookwood from Basingstoke. I asked the ticket man, the man on the platform and the man on the train. They all said that this train was goung to stop everywhere including Brookwood. Being a bit of a sceptic, I also looked up at the TV...

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