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The Regency Javelin

Saturday 12 November 2016

Online bookings for this tour have now closed but we have a few seats available on this tour on a pay on the day basis. Please see one of our stewards on Platform 12 at St Pancras on the morning of the tour if you wish to travel.

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.

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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.

There will be an onboard service of light refreshments and there will be opportunities to purchase food and drink at the Sussex termini.

All profits will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Timings now confirmed!

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