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This page and contents last changed on Wednesday 26 April 2017

Saturday 13 May 2017: The Fawley Forester railtour & charter

Our train has been chartered by the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership to run three shuttle-trips between Southampton Central and Fawley, on the old Waterside Line.

Hastings Diesels is also selling seats from Hastings to Fawley, which would otherwise have been empty up until Basingstoke where the charter itself begins. Club Class is not offered on this outing, but our Buffet car will be open for business throughout as usual.

The hirer is arranging a Bus Tour of the New Forest at no cost to passengers; details of this and other extras will be published in due course, so please check back as we will link to them.

It will not be possible to alight at Fawley. Unfortunately it will also not be possible to board or alight at Marchwood, although we did discuss this at length with our operator before reaching this conclusion.

Details and booking-instructions may be found in the leaflet, which can be filled in on your computer prior to printing (this helps ensure legibility and accuracy); we encourage you to try this method. Fares are displayed in the leaflet and also on this page.

Finalised timings will be posted here a few days before the trip, and will also be sent out with tickets.

Tickets are sold subject to our Code of Conduct. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Smoking is not permitted on our train. Bicycles cannot be carried, except folding bicycles with prior approval. If you wish to bring a mobility scooter, wheelchair or buggy you must inform us on booking, giving its dimensions.

From Hastings (and stations as far as Woking) to Fawley seat in trailer coach £60
bay of 4 seats in trailer coach £220
seat in motor coach £65
From Basingstoke to Fawley any seat £25 (£12.50 child)
From Winchester to Fawley any seat £20 (£10 child)
From Eastleigh to Fawley any seat £15 (£7.50 child)
From Southampton Central or Totton to Fawley (shuttle trips) any seat £12 (£6 child)

If you cannot view PDF files, or the given method of booking is not convenient to you, please email us or ring 07501 478676 and we will provide further details and/or post you a paper copy.

Saturday 27 May 2017: HDL  Oxford Rover railtour

Our spring outing of 2017 is to the University city of Oxford.

Our outward route takes us via the Great Western Main Line from Reading to Didcot. On the return leg of the journey, we run along the recently upgraded Chiltern route via Oxford Parkway, Bicester Village, and round the new chord onto the Chiltern Main Line via Princes Risborough as far as West Ruislip. From there we run via Greenford, Ealing Broadway, and a reversal in sidings near Acton Wells Junction, on our way to Clapham Junction and our homeward-bound stops.

Details and booking-instructions may be found in the leaflet, which can be filled in on your computer prior to printing (this helps ensure legibility and accuracy); we encourage you to try this method. Fares are also displayed below.

Tickets are sold subject to our Code of Conduct. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Smoking is not permitted on our train. Bicycles cannot be carried, except folding bicycles with prior approval. If you wish to bring a mobility scooter, wheelchair or buggy you must inform us on booking, giving its dimensions.

Standard Class fares seat in trailer coach (CEP or DEMU) £60
bay of 4 seats in trailer coach £220
seat in motor coach (E) £65
Club Class fares seat in trailer coach £86
seat in motor coach (A) £91

If you cannot view PDF files, or the given method of booking is not convenient to you, please email us or ring 07501 478676 and we will provide further details and/or post you a paper copy.

Plans for future railtours

We ran four railtours in the course of 2015 and likewise in 2016; thank you for supporting these outings!

We continue to formulate plans for future railtours, taking into account the various restrictions imposed by weekend engineering work and the availability of traincrew.

Details of, and booking-instructions for, our future railtours will appear here when they are available; when that happens, those on our emailing list & our followers on Twitter will receive notifcation.

Meanwhile, to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to make bookings, no bookings or reservations will be accepted nor entertained for a railtour until its full details and booking-form have been published.

Our outline plans include railtours on the following dates:

Until properly advertised, these outline plans are unavoidably subject to cancellation, modification or change of date (except where stated to the contrary).

Code of Conduct

It is a condition of holding a ticket for any outing on our train that passengers abide by the letter and spirit of our Code of Conduct.

Folding bicycles

It may be possibile for you to bring your folding bicycle on the Hastings DEMU, with prior written approval; our guidelines on carriage of folding bikes will help you to determine your bike’s suitability for carriage.

Archive

We can recommend a dip into the HDL Railtour archive, which contains details of all the previous “days out” which HDL has operated to date.