Ashford - Victoria service 18/09/2016

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FlippyFF

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Does anyone know why Southeastern were running a fast Ashford - Victoria service calling at Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Bromley South only today? Was this meant to be a part replacement for the lack of HS1 services?

I caught the 15:16 working from Tonbridge back to Ashford which RTT says arrived 1m late at Ashford (due 15:42) even though we were 5m early passing Headcorn and outside Ashford by 15:34 (and I thought therefore in with a chance of catching the 15:40 bus)

TIA

Simon
 
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Since the advent of HS1, services via Tonbridge to Vic usually only happen IMO if the line to Charing cross is closed. Was that the case today ?
 
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Since the advent of HS1, services via Tonbridge to Vic usually only happen IMO if the line to Charing cross is closed. Was that the case today ?

Looking at RTT, it suggests Charing Cross was open with the Victoria - Ashford services running via Bromley then via Orpington.

Probably something related to no HS services (I'm guessing some sort of engineering works as Eurostar appeared to be running)
 
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Looking at RTT, it suggests Charing Cross was open with the Victoria - Ashford services running via Bromley then via Orpington.

Probably something related to no HS services (I'm guessing some sort of engineering works as Eurostar appeared to be running)

In the Ashford area I think, looks like only platform 1 and 2 were open.
 

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Looking at RTT, it suggests Charing Cross was open with the Victoria - Ashford services running via Bromley then via Orpington.

Probably something related to no HS services (I'm guessing some sort of engineering works as Eurostar appeared to be running)

Lucky passengers to enjoy a decent service on the classic lines for a change !
 

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Sorry, I should have added that, yes, the Charing Cross services were running. Initially I though the fast VICs were due to the Maidstone line being closed but I realised later that wasn't the case and hence the question.

The engineering works were just north of platforms 3/4 and 5&6 at Ashford - hopefully removing the temporary speed limit that's been in place for the last couple of months.

Thanks for all your replies,


Simon
 
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