On 23rd March 2016, South West Trains together with the Department for Transport launched a Mock Up of the new Class 707 train at London Waterloo. They also revealed plans to provide extra capacity to services across the network and major station improvements.
The Class 707 train is due to be introduced in 2017 and will bring many new features to passengers:
This is the biggest package of improvements for passengers travelling to and from Waterloo for decades. It will provide passengers with a better station, extra seats and new trains. As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is investing £40 billion to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers across Britain. The plans announced today will create a bigger, better Waterloo and improve passengers’ journeys on our most congested part of Britain’s railway.
Sir Peter Hendy, Network Rail