Upgrade work carried out by Network Rail on the line near Weybridge means that speed restrictions in the area have been removed.
Services between London, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset were affected by the speed restrictions which were in place.
Engineers from Network Rail worked between the 8th and 10th of August around the clock, replacing track, conductor rails and a set of points at Weybridge in Surrey.
Trains can now once again travel at 90mph on the fast lines, meaning few delays to services to and from London Waterloo.
Mark Killick, Network Rail Wessex route director, said: “We really appreciate customers’ patience as we know this added considerably to journey times for them over the weekend and on Monday.
“We didn’t take the decision to do the work on Monday lightly, but the alternative would have been even more disruptive and involved closing the railway for several more weekends. This upgrade will allow us to deliver a faster and more reliable train service for decades to come.”
Alan Penlington, SWR’s customer experience director, said: “The work Network Rail completed during this three day closure means that trains can travel through this section of our network more quickly and our customers will benefit from a more punctual and reliable service.
“Closing the railway on a weekday inevitably causes disruption and I’d like to thank our customers for their patience whilst these essential works were carried out.”
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