16.42 Clapham Junction to Brighton SN (01.05.15)

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  1. gray1404

    gray1404 Established Member

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    Would I be right in saying that the 16.42 Clapham Junction to Brighton SN (01.05.15) is booked for a 12 car service? Would I have any problems boarding this service at Clapham Junction this Friday? Any changes of getting a seat....

    (this might be a better train board to Brighton then get another train from there to Hove.)
     
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    It was an 8 car 377 when I was on it January on a Friday and it was busy, but not to the point where I physically couldn't board. From observation most people got off at Trois Bridges.
     
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    This is a booked 12 car service. Normally busy from Clapham Junction, but you won't have any problems getting on. You should get a seat from East Croydon - although probably not seats together if you're travelling in a group.
     
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    As above, there are seats for individuals but probably not groups, and as it so happens, those seats are often towards the rear of the train.

    And yes, it is booked for 12 coaches of 377 goodness. To give you an idea of how crowded it is, the conductor can usually get right through and at least check all the First Class areas, but it's a little bit of a squeeze at the pinch points.
     
  5. starglazer777

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    Get on coach 2 or 3 as most people going to East Croyden sit in this carriage for a quick exit. You might be standing until EC but it should be possible to get a seat after
     
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    Sounds like a plan then, I get on at Clapham Junction and might have to stand for 9 minutesto East Croydon. I'm traveling on my own so a single seat is fine. Thanks guys!
     
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    If not, you'll find plenty of people get off from just behind the middle of the train at Three Bridges (but be quick, as quite a few then get on!).
     
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