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Bonfire night trains...

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On 30 Oct 2015 at 2:50pm Tom Knyvett wrote:
To my horror I have to travel home to Lewes from London on the train at about 5 on Bonfire Night. On a scale of 1 to 10 where 5 is the average commuter train headache, can anyone give me a hint how awful this is likely to be? I'm assuming getting on the train in London isn't a problem?
thanks for any help
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 3:10pm Bo Derek wrote:
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 3:38pm Eek!! wrote:
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 4:20pm Fake Sarah wrote:
I agree with Eek
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 4:24pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think the worst bit will be getting off the train and getting to your house (although that does rather depend on where you live, I suppose).
I wouldn't fancy trying to walk from the station to Malling or Wallands and having to fight my way through the crowds. And if you live on one of the "green routes", it might be an idea to have ID with your address on it, so they let you through.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 5:27pm Belladonna wrote:
I'd also check at the station which trains are running. But catch the 0523 from Lindon Bridge and you should be okay. Just don't walk any of the many routes home !!! And obviously if you park your car in the station car park - well forget it until 2am!
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 5:46pm 8 miles from home wrote:
As soon as the light fades in Lewes on the 5th the chaos can begin.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 6:31pm Fat Controller wrote:
The mail train 05:23 from Lindon Bridge calling @ Trumpton in the morning. Of course there is the 17:23 from the Big Smoke in the evening. PS don't walk any/many routes home get a sedan chair.
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 4:01am IMEYOU wrote:
Take a day of for remembrance.
 
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 12:39pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Just don't do it. Take a half day, at least.
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 7:28pm Commuter wrote:
I pay a lot of money to travel from Polegate to London daily; and hope for a seat on the hour+ journey home.
Could Southern make arrangements for some trains NOT to stop at Lewes on the 5th?
 
 
On 31 Oct 2015 at 10:38pm Belladonna wrote:
You're absolutely right Fat C. It's the 1723 from London Bridge. And I meant walking home avoiding the main procession routes. Where is Trumpton ?
 
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 10:49pm F.C aka Sir Topham Hat wrote:
Trumpton was inspired by Plumpton where a real life farce is being played out. Just weaving a bit of local news in
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 11:52pm IMEYOU wrote:
Yea, What a farce that is but isn't the Queens Highway being blocked?
 
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On 4 Nov 2015 at 10:47am Tom Knyvet wrote:
Just a note to thank you all for the useful advice. What an excellent resource this is.


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