Running a service via HS1 would mean depriving the Kent Coast or Maidstone of a service, as there are no spare units AFAIK.I'm surprised (pre-Covid) there wasn't a direct service during the morning and evening peak.
Running a service via HS1 would mean depriving the Kent Coast or Maidstone of a service, as there are no spare units AFAIK.
Direct peak-hour London services from/to Sheerness were reintroduced a few years ago, but as stoppers via Bromley South (they also ran from electrification in 1959 to (IIRC) the mid 70s). That gives some idea of the relative level of demand - it's a service that can be run without extra rolling stock.
Can't disagree but from the London end I'd change at Sittingbourne rather than go beyond to Faversham.Surely if they were going to run a Class 395 to Sheerness then it be a one way service out of there as the quickest way to escape the place.
It makes Luton look middle class in comparison
In all seriousness though, with connections at Faversham do we really need to send a Class 395 to Sheerness?
Apologies, I knew it was one or the other that you could get connections at but it's been so long I've been there that I've forgotten.Can't disagree but from the London end I'd change at Sittingbourne rather than go beyond to Faversham.