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UK Railtours - The Regency Javelin

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trainmania100

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Just when you thought seeing a class 395 Javelin at Eastbourne last year was mega rare...
UK railtours are running a new railtour, featuring their ever popular poppy class 395.

On November 12, a 12 car 395 will run from London to Tonbridge, then to littlehampton via Gatwick and Horsham. After a 20min break, it runs via hove to Preston park and BRIGHTON!
then along via Lewes to Eastbourne and hastings .

The ukrt page can be found at http://www.ukrailtours.com/product/the-regency-javelin/
An exploration of Sussex coastal branches by Southeastern Javelin!

The day before Remembrance Sunday has become established as the date for a charity special in aid of the Royal British Legion. This year’s trip will be a very special one indeed, taking a pair of Southeastern High Speed Javelin trains to some very unusual places along the Sussex Coast where they will make a rare sight indeed.

Departing from St Pancras International we make our way out of the capital by way of High Speed 1, running via Ebbsfleet, Gravesend, Strood and along the picturesque Medway Valley Line to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, continuing through the Downs to Redhill. Here we reverse, making an extraordinary sight as we pass Gatwick Airport and onward via Crawley and the idyllic Mid-Sussex route to reach our first Sussex terminus, Littlehampton.

After a twenty minute leg-stretch we reverse, heading through Hove to Preston Park for a quick reversal before reaching the Regency resort of Brighton – an opportunity for a unique photo in this fine old station.

We continue along the Sussex Coast, passing Lewes and Polegate as we approach Eastbourne, and after a further reversal we pass Bexhill-on-Sea to arrive at our final seaside resort, Hastings. After another short break we take a circuitous route back to London St Pancras via Battle, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Bat and Ball, Swanley, Chislehurst, the Lee Spur, Dartford, Gravesend, Rochester (reverse), Gravesend, Ebbsfleet and High Speed 1.
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For any interested people, here are the schedules from RTT.

Class 395 Railtour 12/11/16 "The Regency Javelin".

1Z80 0822 St Pancras International to Redhill (Via Strood & Tonbridge)
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/J07807/2016/11/12/advanced

1Z81 1008 Redhill to Littlehampton (Via Horsham)
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X32020/2016/11/12/advanced

1Z82 1145 Littlehampton to Brighton (Via Preston Park)
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X32021/2016/11/12/advanced

1Z83 1317 Brighton to Hastings (Via Eastbourne)
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X32022/2016/11/12/advanced

1Z84 1443 Hastings to Rochester (Via Tonbridge, Chislehurst, Lee Spur Jn, Sidcup & Dartford)
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/J07808/2016/11/12/advanced

1Z85 1725 Rochester to St Pancras International (Direct via Gravesend)
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/J07809/2016/11/12/advanced
 

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Seems an odd choice to use P12 at St Pancras for departure, I would have thought P13 would have been better in order to control access?

Guess I'll be on the 7:16 from AFK to join this at St Pancras then.


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Sometimes trains don't follow booked platforms on RealTimeTrains, It could go into any.
 

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I've received my ticket and it has an allocated seat*, will this be the first time the reservation displays have been used on a 395?

*which I want to change.


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Seems an odd choice to use P12 at St Pancras for departure, I would have thought P13 would have been better in order to control access?

Guess I'll be on the 7:16 from AFK to join this at St Pancras then.


Simon

In the end, as you know, it went from Platform 11.... it was a good day, I thought.

Mrs Redboots.
 
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