On 1 Jul 2011 at 9:49pm nickbuckers wrote:
Am thinking of moving my young family to lewes from london. Would need to commute to London Bridge - any advice on what this is like? Lewes seems like the perfect place for us - seems to have plenty going on and a bit of soul to it.
Just need to figure out if the commute is do-able...
On 1 Jul 2011 at 11:41pm Local wrote:
You serious? Another DFL? Stay in London - young children get eaten by the locals down here.
On 2 Jul 2011 at 12:11am Niggin gor jiggin wrote:
DFL's the bain of Lewes. Here's my advice, move to Syria, or perhaps Zimbabwe, or failing that Moulscoombe.
On 2 Jul 2011 at 12:17am Ted wrote:
On 2 Jul 2011 at 7:23am Commuter Clive wrote:
It's a doddle Nick, takes 25 mins tops, season ticket just under a grand. Free parking at the station too!
On 2 Jul 2011 at 7:45am Williamdyer wrote:
hi nick. Ignore the trolls, hazard of hanging around in this forum.
I understand there is a direct London bridge train laid on in the morning, but most go to Victoria. Not sure on return leg.
Loadsa commuters here in Lewes too. Not my cup of tea, but I suppose it shows that it is possible. No free parking at station, but Lewes is pretty small
and its a short walk from most residential areas to the train
Lewes is ace-you and your family will love it!
On 2 Jul 2011 at 11:20am nickbuckers wrote:
Thanks William - relaised this forum wasnt the place to ask this when I saw al the DFL stuff on a different thread, bit sad really. Anyway, we already know a bit about Lewes (wife is from Sussex) and a bit of banter from a few forum trolls is unlikely to put us off the town. All the best
On 2 Jul 2011 at 11:57am Captain sensible wrote:
Ignore the inbreds. They think it's a good thing to marry their sisters and never go further than ringmer. They're quite easy to avoid if you steer clear of the further suburbs. Good luck and welcome
On 2 Jul 2011 at 5:24pm Early Bird wrote:
I have been commuting for over 30 years to London. First from Eastbourne, and now from Plumpton (2 stops up the line from lewes). You either love it or hate it! Journey time for me is approx 1hr door to door. Trains are fairly reliable, the odd minute late and the serious but rare (say once or twice a year) 2 hour + delay.
On 4 Jul 2011 at 11:39am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Capt S, waz thu poynt uv gooin yond Rinmer, yowd ony fall orf tedge uf thu wurld!
On 4 Jul 2011 at 12:22pm NewLewesian wrote:
"DFL's the bain of Lewes."
At least most DFLs can spell. It's bane old chap.
Most trains in the morning go to London Bridge actually - a bit of a bugger if you're trying to get to Victoria.
On 4 Jul 2011 at 2:06pm hi de hi wrote:
no more please, its starting to get too busy, This morning i couldnt spread out my array of techie gadgets as other people were competing for my space. Just not on. Best aim for the old Gatwick Express rolling stock - very comfortable although the doors do have a hibit of getting stuck - which is a blow