- 16 Nov 2012
I was on the 10:02 Brighton to London Bridge this morning, after the 09:58 and 10:18 services to London Victoria were cancelled. I heard mention of a 'failed train' somewhere up the line. To my surprise, my train crossed to the down line just before Haywards Heath, and the pulled in to the easternmost of the four platforms, on the down side of the station. I could see a failed 442 Gatwick Express in the westernmost platform, and a Victoria-bound train on the other platform face, on the up side. How unusual is this use of 'wrong line' running?