South West Trains Reviews
Description:South West Trains (SWT) is a Train Operating Company operating in the United Kingdom, providing train services to the ... more
South West Trains ... south-west of London, chiefly in Greater London and the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire (the area largely covered before 1923 by the London and South Western Railway company, hence the new company's name). The Parent Company of SWT is Stagecoach Group which also owns 49% of the Virgin Trains Franchise. The SWT franchise is stated as beening the most complicated ToC to operate because of the vast amount of services which are stated below.
Newest Review: ... limit the amount of money I recieve these days. When I first started taking South West Trains, they ran fairly on time until recently when at all three stations I use, they have been running late everyday. Which does not help as I usually end up running to college so I am only a few minutes late. It's hard for me to get an earlier train because they run every half hour and that would mean I ... more
Customer South West Trains Reviews (39)
by - written on 04/11/10
I have recently travelled onboard South West Trains with 3 of my friends. I don't often use the train as it is too expensive. I travelled from Weymouth to Waterloo on Saturday and it only cost £25.80 day return each!! A real bargain, seeing as it would usually cost me over £50. The ticket office clerk at Weymouth suggested we use South West Trains 'GroupSave' deal because there were 4 of us travelling. With GroupSave, we saved 50% on our travel as only 2 pay when 4 travel. We just split the cost of the 2 tickets between the 4 of us. I thought the offer was only on for a short period but in fact GroupSave is on all year round. My friends and I had such a good trip to London; we are already planning another one for our yearly Christmas shopping trip!
by - written on 17/10/10 (Useful, 139 readings)
I only recently started using trains as a daily commute to get to college, and South West Trains takes me to college and back everyday. Unfortunately I do not like South West Trains as their tickets are extremely over priced, the trains are usually running late, and the journey is usually bumpy at times. It beats me why the tickets are so overly priced, when the government are trying to encourage us to use public transport more to reduce global warming. Instead they're discouraging me from it, and I honestly can not wait until I pass my driving test and have the option to drive to college, which I will undoubtedly do. It costs me £5.90 for a return ticket to Frimley from Read the complete review
by - written on 30/09/10 (Very useful, 77 readings)
Well I have been in London for a few days househunting, so in order to get there I took Southwest trains. My city is about an hour to Waterloo, so its used by a lot of commuters and tourists. The tickets are quite expensive unless you have an annual one or a railcard. It cost me £20 with a railcard. Southwest trains usually have a buffet cart, which whilst over priced, is good if you forget or dont have time to buy lunch before you get on the train. The staff on the train are always polite and friendly, they always check your tickets despite there being barriers at both ends. The trains are always the same standard, usually clean if you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/06/10 (Very useful, 329 readings)
I used to work for South West Trains through a company called Evolution recruitment in 2005 and at the time, there was a business merger happening between another rival rail commercial enterprise so as to expand the entire SouthWest trains rail netwok. The political tensions were always very high, even amongst station staff, so for me, I just wanted to be on the other side of it all and become a mere passenger, not a cleaning operative scrubbing Graffiti from the inside of the ill-scented shunter coaches, seven nights a week at a rate of £7 per hour from 10pm till 6am. I don't know how I managed it for a year, but the recruitment agency depended upon ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/05/10 (Very useful, 236 readings)
South west trains are essentially the only train company I use (not out of choice, but because they are the main company running trains in the places I need to go). The name would suggest that the run in the south west of the country, but I live in the south east and use the trains around London and between London and the south coast. Fares: I can't really comment on specific prices as it all depends where you buy the ticket from, how far in advance, where you're going and if you break the journey up to get multiple tickets. Essentially though, the fares are expensive - I read in a paper that UK train fares are the most expensive in Europe and ... Read the complete review