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On 2 Aug 2011 at 6:47am Paul Newman wrote:
I think we are ok aren`t we ? There is a reduced service but I can`t see that it effects us in Lewes , I think the landslide was on the other tracks
On 2 Aug 2011 at 7:26am JohnP wrote:
I was in East Croydon last night and the landslide had covered all but one of the 4 or 5 tracks at that point.
The track had apparently been flooded previously, so I believe they are concerned about the stability of the trackbed and embankments.
Trains from London Bridge and Victoria were all terminating at East Croydon and (massively over subscribed) rail replacement buses were running to Gatwick.
I think Lewes and most places served via East Croydon are very definitely affected ...
On 2 Aug 2011 at 8:15am Pedro wrote:
What's going on? I have to travel to St Panc today with a dog changing at haywards heath.
It's difficult enough as it is. Can cope with a bus services or convoluted changes.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 8:22am Old man wrote:
Most services not running, check out www.southerntrains.com for more info....

Check it out here »
On 2 Aug 2011 at 8:55am stevet wrote:
Tickets are valid on the (very) slow route to charing cross via Hastings I believe
On 2 Aug 2011 at 10:42am Ed Can Do wrote:
A better bet is probably driving to Tunbridge Wells then getting a train to London from there.

Or just take the day off, I bet Bill's is heaving today.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 11:03am JohnP wrote:
Is probably more useful than that domain which doesn't seem to be owned by Southern ....

Check it out here »
On 2 Aug 2011 at 12:47pm Commuter wrote:
If going back to Lewes via Charing Cross, much quicker to get a train to Tunbridge wells and then the No 29 bus to Lewes rather than go all the way to Hastings. Went that way last night and surprisingly uncrowded and pleasant journey! My train to London this morning was fine though so hoping the journey back will be ok too.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 12:47pm giveitarest wrote:
Some trains cancelled but the 6.50 this morning was OK - arrived about ten minutes late which wasn't bad under the circumstances.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 1:06pm Paul Newman wrote:
Seems fine to me
On 2 Aug 2011 at 1:34pm Pedro wrote:
In London now, with dog. A couple of trains cancelled at Haywards Heath. In other words, situation pretty much normal.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 2:51pm DFL wrote:
I am soooo pleased I don't commute to London anymore, thank you Lewes !!
On 2 Aug 2011 at 3:44pm PLUMPTON LAD wrote:
I was one of those caught in a nightmare commute last night - 5 changes of train, the wonders of the East Croydon tramlink and then a taxi from Haywards Heath. Tunbridge Wells sounds like a much better idea and will bear that in mind if it happens again...I don't think this is the "exciting adventure" the moustachioed wonder in the Southern ads keeps promising but such is life. Trains working OK today with a small delay...
On 2 Aug 2011 at 10:37pm Lay Zeefockers wrote:
I was also caught in East Croydon on Monday eve. The whole station emptied as people went to queue for replacement buses, then 20 minutes later a train to Haywards Heath and Brighton rolled in unannounced! Then when it got to Haywards Heath, a train to Eastbourne was waiting, so walked onto the 8 carriage train with about 20 other people, and got back to Lewes with no problems at all.
Sometimes best to stay put.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 11:43pm MC wrote:
Aha, an UTL thread
On 3 Aug 2011 at 7:54am Traveller wrote:
Same for me Lay. Standing at Victoria, an announcement that anyone wanting to go to Lewes should go to Charing Cross and get Hastings train. A minute later the sign went up for the Ore train, which left a few minutes later.
On 4 Aug 2011 at 11:43am Merlin Milner wrote:
If the line between Lewes and Uckfield were open..............
On 4 Aug 2011 at 1:04pm Traveller wrote:
I was thinking the same thing Merlin as I was standing staring at the 'Delayed' (read 'Cancelled') indicators at Victoria.
On 4 Aug 2011 at 3:52pm ar106 wrote:
Wouldn't have helped in this case Merlin as the Uckfield line merges with the Brighton line just south of South Croydon station, which is where the landslip was. You'd need to reopen not only Lewes-Uckfield but also Eridge-Tunbridge Wells for that to make a difference.

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