Southwest Trains provides train services to the South-West of London, with London Waterloo as the main station connecting to Waterloo East. It serves Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Middlesex, East and West Sussex and Greater London. You may travel using moneysaving split train tickets on all these Southwest train routes.
Connecting train stations across the Southwest, including ferry links to the Isle of Wight, Southwest Trains operates around 1,700 trains each day, calling at over 200 stations in Southwest England.
On board catering is available on Southwest Trains routes between London Waterloo and Bournemouth, London Waterloo and Portsmouth and London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids, with buffet services also available for passengers on evening peak trains to Bournemouth and Portsmouth.
Seat reservations are no longer offered on Southwest Trains, meaning passengers are free to choose where they want to sit. Passengers in Standard Class can upgrade to First Class seats with Weekend First Upgrades on some Southwest Trains services.
Splitting Your Train Tickets on Southwest Trains is allowed and is when you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the Southwest Trains rail route you wish to travel instead of just one more expensive through ticket without affecting your travel options in any way.
For example, if you wanted to travel on Southwest Trains from Station A to Station D, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from A to D. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from A to B, and another from B to C and still another from C to D for a cheaper combined train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your journey are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up your whole Southwest Trains route, you could massively reduce your travel cost and you will still travel on the same Southwest train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat but pay a lot less by using split tickets. This is what split ticketing on Southwest Trains is all about.
You may use split train tickets for travel on all Southwest Trains.