30th April 1972

Southern Electric Group
Southern Belle

EMU Used "5BEL" 3051

Route :

EMU Route
3051 Brighton - Haywards Heath - Three Bridges
3051 Three Bridges - Crawley - Horsham - Pulborough - Arundel - Littlehampton
3051 Littlehampton - Ford - Barnham - Bognor Regis
3051 Bognor Regis - Barnham - Arundel - Pulborough - Horsham - Crawley - Three Bridges
3051 Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Plumpton - Lewes - Newhaven Harbour (Quayside)
3051 Newhaven Harbour (Quayside) - Lewes - Falmer - Brighton

This was a short afternoon tour to mark the end of the Brighton Belle which finished that day. The original plan had been to run to Littlehampton via Worthing but this had to abandoned due to engineering work.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Brighton 12.20d 12.21
Keymer Jn 12/32 12/34
Haywards Heath 12/34 12/36
Balcombe Tunnel 'Box 12/40 12/43
Three Bridges 12.43a ~ 12.48d 12.45 ~ 12.50
Horsham 12/59 13/03
Pulborough 13/13 13.17a ~ 13.19d
Arundel Jn 13/27 13/34
Littlehampton 13.31a ~ 13.40d 13.38 ~ 13.44
Ford 13/44 13/47
Barnham 13/48 13/51
Bognor Regis 13.54a ~ 14.07d 13.57 ~ 14.07
Barnham 14/13 14/13
Arundel Jn 14/18 14/17
Christs Hospital 14.44a ~ 14.57d 14.48 ~ 14.57
Horsham 15/01 15/01
Three Bridges 15.12a ~ 15.24d 15.13 ~ 15.22
Balcombe Tunnel 'Box 15/27 15/26
Haywards Heath 15/34 15/33
Keymer Jn 15/38 15/37
Lewes 15/50 15/53
Southerham Jn 15/52 15/56
Newhaven Harbour (Quayside) 16.00a ~ 16.24d 16.04 ~ 16.24
Southerham Jn 16/33 16/32
Lewes 16/35 16/34
Brighton 16.48a 16.47


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