16th July 1983
Brighton Jubilee Express
|EMU's Used||4 CIG 7363 & 7364|
|7363 & 7364||London Bridge, East Croydon, Three Bridges, Brighton|
This special train ran in celebration of fifty years of electric trains running between London & Brighton. The well turned out 4CIG EMU's completed the journey of just over 50 miles in 41 1/2 minutes, an average speed of just under 75mph, a remarkable trip time considering the traffic levels on a summer Saturday coupled to the incessant permanent way work on this route and the unforeseen problems created by several weeks of extremely hot and thundery weather.
Source : David Hills
Compiled from contemporary reports.
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