Finsbury Park-East Croydon or East Croydon-Finsbury Park

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  1. Wirewiper

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    With the new public Thameslink services through the new tunnel starting tomorrow, can anyone tell me when I can catch one of the trains at Finsbury Park to travel to East Croydon, or to travel from East Croydon to Finsbury Park, please?

    I tried looking at the Realtime Trains website but I have never used it before and couldn't figure it out.
     
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  3. JonathanH

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    FPK->ECR
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sea...18/02/26/0200-0159?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt

    ECR->FPK
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sea...18/02/26/0200-0159?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt
     
  4. Wirewiper

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    Thank you - exactly what i was after!
     
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    Thank you too.
     
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    I can't be certain on this pre 1933, but I believe FP to EC (or anywhere in Croydon) is a journey never previously possible by public transport without a change. You could do Croydon to the Nag's Head in Holloway, about a mile from FP, on a Sunday for a while by 133 bus, and it's a journey I once made, getting on for fifty years ago. Somebody will probably now prove me wrong!
     
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    The pre 1939 43 had a Sunday service to Croydon Airport which will also have passed the Nag’s Head.
     
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    Yes, you're right, but that service didn't touch Croydon proper: it went via Purley Way from Thornton Heath pond. However, prior to that, there was a Sunday 43 which went through central Croydon (North End) to the Swan and Sugar Loaf pub in South Croydon, which was a precursor to that Sunday 133: somebody at London Transport knew their history when creating that one. Still not quite Finsbury Park though!
     
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    Realtime is showing them as timed as class 365s. The service will be 700s.
     
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    and the northbound ones are showing as a 319 timing load, that is all it is though a timing load. RTT does not show booked traction
     
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    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    I had wondered if the services might not start today due to the threat of weather disruption, but Realtime Trains has shown them all running to time so I will be heading out to Finsbury Park for the 14.29!
     
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    I assume GTR a running this as some sort of preview service/ for driving route knowledge purposes across the core and canal tunnels?
     
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    Some Thameslink people were handing out cupcakes on the Brighton to Cambridge service as it traversed the Canal Tunnel.
     
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    Yes, I got the 14.29 from Finsbury Park (although it ran late due to a fault on a preceding service and departed at 14.42) and a cupcake :p
     
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    Thanks for the confirmations, I thought they'd be 700s, but since I work near Redhill station, I'd have tried for a photo if there'd been any chance of a 365 appearing there ;). I hadn't noticed that northbound showed 319s, but then they were common in Redhill until quite recently anyway.
     
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    See post #2 (you need to reset the date).
    Strangely enough, it runs both ways :)
    It runs via LBG and is SX.
    It is popular (?) northbound with passengers who don't listen to announcements.
     
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    Thank you for that, I guessed it was both ways, but I had not used that tool/link before, got it now. I shall invest in an all zone travel card and try it out.
     
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    I did this today. 10.59 from Finsbury Park to East Croydon and 12.19 back.
    It did seem a painfully slow journey with no cupcakes:frown::frown:
     
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    I also did this today, the 1429 from Finsbury Park to East Croydon. Was a lovely journey and very useful link, I know I will be using it a lot soon!
     

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