Buxted to East Croydon Saturday 11th July

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Looks like there's some sort of engineering work that has been going on for months. Looks like I'll need to take 3 replacement buses to Purley then the train. Surely there's a better way?
 
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Looks like there's some sort of engineering work that has been going on for months. Looks like I'll need to take 3 replacement buses to Purley then the train. Surely there's a better way?
To expand: national rail enquiries shows 3 bus legs: Buxted - Crowborough - Oxted - Purley.

Occasionally buses are loaded into the timetable as separate legs even though they run through - I think it's possible that Crowborough - Purley could actually be a through bus. Presumably they're expecting very low passenger numbers south of Crowborough?
 

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To expand: national rail enquiries shows 3 bus legs: Buxted - Crowborough - Oxted - Purley.

Occasionally buses are loaded into the timetable as separate legs even though they run through - I think it's possible that Crowborough - Purley could actually be a through bus. Presumably they're expecting very low passenger numbers south of Crowborough?
The NRE Engineering page shows 2 legs only - you could tweet Southern/Govia?
 

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Hi,
There are three possibly easier options:
1. Get a lift or walk down to Coopers Green. Get a number 29 bus to Lewes (longish walk from the bus to the station) and then a direct train to East Croydon.
2. Get a lift or walk down to Coopers Green. Get a number 29 bus to Tunbridge Wells (short walk from the bus to the station) and then trains to East Croydon.
3. As mentioned by telstarbox get a taxi to Haywards Heath.

The area's road network does not allow you to quickly follow the railway and bus going to/near all the stations from Crowborough to Purley would take ages.
Cheers,
Mr Toad
 

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1. Get a lift or walk down to Coopers Green. Get a number 29 bus to Lewes (longish walk from the bus to the station) and then a direct train to East Croydon.
Depends how you define longish but 0.2 mile or about 4 mins. Get off opposite Lewes Court and walk down the hill to the station.
 

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