Southern trains - 86,000 extra train seats for the Olympics
2nd July 2012
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DURING the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Southern will have higher numbers of passengers using its services.

To meet demand, Southern is running additional late night services from London Victoria to East Croydon, Three Bridges, Worthing, Eastbourne, Gatwick Airport and Brighton, and to increase capacity, is adding carriages to many off-peak services, providing just over 86,000 extra seats.

Service information

Thursday, July 26:Normal service

Friday, July 27: Normal service with additional late night services

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29: Special timetable between Victoria, Epsom, Dorking and Horsham for Olympic Road Cycle Race. Normal timetable on all other Southern routes with longer trains and additional late night services.

Monday,July 30 to Sunday, August 12: Normal service with longer trains and additional late night services

Monday, August 13 to Tuesday, August 28: Normal service

Wednesday, August 29 to Sunday, September 9: Normal service with longer trains and additional late night services.

An enhanced service will run all weekend between London (Victoria and Waterloo), Epsom, Dorking and Horsham for spectators travelling to watch the Cycle Road Races at Leatherhead, Box Hill and Westhumble and Dorking on the weekend of July 28/29.

Passengers can download a special Box Hill Race Day timetable from:

Southern Railway website

Cycle Policy

Southern will welcome fully folded bikes on trains at any time during the games, however, in addition to the usual peak time restrictions Southern has in place further restrictions, which will apply throughout the period July 27 to September 9.

Non-fully folded bikes will not be allowed on any Southern or Gatwick Express train between London Bridge/Victoria and Gatwick.

Late night train – time change:

The 00:05 Victoria to Worthing, Brighton and Eastbourne service (Tuesday to Sunday morning) will be retimed to depart from Victoria at 00:40. This will run as a 12 carriage train (normally 8). This service will run additionally on a Monday morning at 00:40 to provide seven day running.

Article from  MidSussexTimes

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