Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Improving railways.

Four trains an hour off-peak to London, two trains an hour off-peak to Hastings and that is the sum total of passenger services from Tunbridge Wells for most of the day.

Good service should London be your destination but woeful should you will to travel to Croydon, Bromley or Brighton.

Croydon involves a change at Tonbridge and then an hourly service to Croydon via Redhill or a trip via London Bridge.

Bromley can be reached by changing at Orpington, but not all London-bound trains stop at Orpington, so an additional change at Sevenoaks It is possible to reach Bromley by changing at Sevenoaks and then heading out to Bromley via Swanley. Miles further and slower.

To reach Brighton there are three routes all of which take about  the same time.

1.Via St Leonards (change) and along the line to Brighton.  You might be lucky and catch a through train - otherwise change at Lewes.

2. Via  Redhill.  Change at Tonbridge, Redhill and Gatwick.

3.Via London Bridge.  More expensive than the others

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