#StopBrexit Brighton – Train

From London, Brighton is served by London Victoria and London Bridge. London Victoria is fastest at 57 minutes. London Bridge trains take between 1 hr 09 mins and 1hr 11 mins.

If you live in Kent, the National Rail Journey Planner may send you up to London St Pancras International on the expensive Hitachi Javelin HS1 service and then out of London Victoria or London Bridge. Alternatively, it might route you with changes, through Ashford, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Redhill and Gatwick Airport to hook up with a train out of London. Tonbridge will be closed for engineering works on Sunday please check trains National Rail

There is a third way. You can also use this from London, taking a Javelin from London St Pancras International to Ashford International in 38 mins. Dash from Platform 6 to Platform 1 and Starbucks.

Approximately 16 mins past the hour, hourly on Sunday 24 September, the cute two carriage green diesel of the Marsh Link chugs out of Ashford International.. If you want a good view, get in there when it arrives. Left hand side for sea, right hand side for country.

You’ll be rewarded by the ancient cinque port of Rye, the vastness of Romney Marsh, the stark beauty of the wind farm and lots of sea views plus Hastings and Eastbourne, before Brighton. Headphones on and camera out, it will be a train experience you won’t have had before in around 1 hr 34 mins.

When looking at journey planner or timetable, The Marsh Link service from Southern will be the only train, with zero changes, Ashford International – Brighton.

IMG-20120324-00032 Javelin train at Dover Priory
Hitachi Javelin Copyright 2012 Théroigne S B G Russell

Engineering Works Sunday 24 September 2017

Network Rail has lines closed between Barnham and Brighton. Buses will replace trains all day. This affects Great Western Railway Barnham – Brighton services and Southern services between Littlehampton – Brighton including Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham, Portslade and Hove.

A person was struck by a train, between Eastbourne and Lewes, on Friday 22 September. There are speed limits on the track, please check with Southern or National Rail

Network Rail is undertaking engineering works at Tonbridge on Sunday 24 September. The station will be closed all day. Please check on National Rail, if your route takes you to Brighton via Tonbridge, Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

StopBrexitBrighton website has the route from station to march meeting point.

Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary will be holding an anti-racism demo at Brighton railway station on Sunday from 11:00 – 17:00 BST Facebook