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The Ashford & Hastings Line
Diagrams for Winter 2003–2004

Last modified on Friday 21 May 2004

This set of diagrams is valid from 28 September 2003 until 22 May 2004.

Journeys in italics are not in passenger service; a d in an arrival time indicates departure time, and an a in a departure time indicates an arrival time. The trains begin and end their diagrams at Eastbourne, with some running in service from/to there in the early morning and late evening. Trains in service call at all intermediate stations except where otherwise noted.

Mondays to Fridays

Three units are required to run a full Monday-to-Friday service, and their three Diagrams are laid out below.

Diagram 901 — Mondays to Fridays — Monday 29 September 2003 until Friday 21 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0515
St. Leonards depot 12d12
Hastings (dep) 0545 0729 0924 12a20 1224 1424 1806
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0630 0818 1011 1311 1511 1847
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0638 0824 1024 1324 1524 1854
Hastings (arr) 0724 0910 1110 11d15 1410 1610 1935 19d43
St. Leonards depot 11a25
Eastbourne (arr) 20a05
Notes Fuel layover in Park Sidings Semi-fast in both directions Empty to Eastbourne, or (dep 2009) to Selhurst as required

The 0515 from Eastbourne to Ashford calls at Bexhill, Warrior Square, and all stations from Hastings onwards.

The 1806 from Hastings to Ashford calls only at Ore, Rye, Ham Street and Ashford; the return working, departing Ashford at 1854, calls only at Ham Street, Appledore, Rye and Hastings. At that point, an Empty path is provided at 1943 from Hastings to Selhurst via Eastbourne, with a return Empty path from Selhurst back to Eastbourne at 2250; this is for fuel and/or unit-swap.

Diagram 902 — Mondays to Fridays — Monday 29 September 2003 until Friday 21 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0540
St. Leonards depot 11d12
Hastings (dep) 0613 0827 11a21 1124 1524 1724 1930 2122
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0659 0912 1212 1611 1811 2015 2209
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0724 0924 1224 1624 1826 2028 2222
Hastings (arr) 0812 1010 10d15 1310 1713 1912 2112 2307
St. Leonards depot 10a25
Eastbourne (arr) 2341
Notes Fuel layover in Park Sidings

The 0540 from Eastbourne to Ashford calls at Bexhill, Warrior Square, and all stations from Hastings onwards.

The 2222 from Ashford to Eastbourne calls at all stations to Hastings, then Warrior Square, Bexhill, Collington, Cooden Beach, Pevensey & Westham, Hampden Park, and Eastbourne.

Diagram 903 — Mondays to Fridays — Monday 29 September 2003 until Friday 21 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0855
St. Leonards depot 09a48 10d12 16d15
Hastings (dep) 10a20 1024 1324 16a22 1624 1828 2028
Ashford Int’l (arr) 1111 1411 1711 1914 2115
Ashford Int’l (dep) 1124 1424 1724 1927 2122
Hastings (arr) 1210 1510 15d12 1810 2014 2207
St. Leonards depot 15a22
Eastbourne (arr) 2249
Notes via Hastings (09a29 to 09d40), then Fuel layover at Park Sidings Fuel

The last diagram, 903, begins with an “Empty Coaching Stock” (ECS) trip from Eastbourne to St. Leonards depot; this trip is sometimes used to “tag on” other units which have been brought down from Selhurst overnight, to get them to St. Leonards depot without having to find another path.

The 2122 from Ashford to Eastbourne calls as normal to Hastings, then Warrior Square, Bexhill, and Eastbourne only.

Saturdays

901 mostly exists as a Spare train, simply covering the 0824 and 1924 Hastings to Ashford trips for 902 while the latter goes for fuel during each. The rest of the day is spent laying over at Park Sidings, Hastings. Meanwhile, 903’s pair of trips “missed” because of going for fuel are covered by 902, which takes the place of 903 thereafter (and vice versa).

Diagram 901 — Saturdays — Saturday 4 October 2003 until Saturday 22 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0530
St. Leonards depot
Hastings (dep) (05/56) 0824 1924
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0911 2011
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0924 2024
Hastings (arr) 1010 2110 21d15
St. Leonards depot 21a25 22d10
Eastbourne (arr) 2253
Notes from Eastbourne to Park Sidings, Hastings (arr approx 0558) layover at Park Sidings Fuel; path to Eastbourne includes reversal at Hastings (22a16 to 22d30)

Diagram 902 — Saturdays — Saturday 4 October 2003 until Saturday 22 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0557
St. Leonards depot 09d06 20d12
Hastings (dep) 0624 09a18 0924 1124 1324 1524 1724 20a20 2024
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0711 1011 1211 1411 1611 1811 2111
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0724 1024 1224 1424 1624 1824 2131
Hastings (arr) 0810 08d15 1110 1310 1510 1710 1910 19d15 22d18
St. Leonards depot 08a25 19a25
Eastbourne (arr) 2242
Notes Fuel Fuel

The 0557 Eastbourne to Ashford calls at Bexhill, Warrior Square and then all stations from Hastings onwards.

The 2131 Ashford to Eastbourne calls all stations to Hastings, then Warrior Square, Bexhill, and Eastbourne only.

Diagram 903 — Saturdays — Saturday 4 October 2003 until Saturday 22 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0656
St. Leonards depot 10d12 21d10
Hastings (dep) 0724 10a20 1024 1224 1424 1624 1824 21a21 2134
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0811 1111 1311 1511 1711 1911 2218
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0824 1124 1324 1524 1724 1924 2224
Hastings (arr) 0910 09d15 1210 1410 1610 1810 2010 20d15 23d09
St. Leonards depot 09a25 20a25
Eastbourne (arr) 2341
Notes Fuel Fuel

The 0656 Eastbourne to Ashford calls at Bexhill, Warrior Square and all stations from Hastings to Ashford.

the 2224 Ashford to Eastbourne calls all stations to Hastings, then Warrior Square, Bexhill, Collington, Cooden Beach, Pevensey & Westham, Hampden Park and Eastbourne.

Sundays

The diagrams for Sundays are, on the face of it at least, considerably less complicated: two trains are “in steam”, working exactly similar duties an hour apart. There is no stabling at Park Sidings, Hastings, and no refuelling.

Diagram 901 — Sundays — Sunday 28 September 2003 until Sunday 16 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0946
Hastings (dep) 1020 1220 1420 1620 1820 2020
Ashford Int’l (arr) 1107 1307 1507 1707 1907 2107
Ashford Int’l (dep) 1117 1317 1517 1717 1917 2117
Hastings (arr) 1204 1404 1604 1804 2004 22d05
Eastbourne (arr) 2233

Diagram 902 — Sundays — Sunday 28 September 2003 until Sunday 16 May 2004
Eastbourne (dep) 0846
Hastings (dep) 0920 1120 1320 1520 1720 1920
Ashford Int’l (arr) 1007 1207 1407 1607 1807 2007
Ashford Int’l (dep) 1017 1217 1417 1617 1817 2017
Hastings (arr) 1104 1304 1504 1704 1904 21d05
Eastbourne (arr) 2133

After the above 901-Sundays train arrives at Eastbourne at 2233, there is a path in the timetable for an Empty Coaching Stock (ECS) run, train 5F52 from Eastbourne to Selhurst Depot for fuel and/or unit swap at 2312, arriving 0028.

As stated earlier, weekday evenings incorporate a path that runs from Eastbourne to Selhurst and back again the same evening, for fuel and/or unit swap. The observant reader may have wondered what happens at Eastbourne on Monday mornings if they sent one up to Selhurst the previous night? Sure enough, there’s a Mondays-Only variation on the weekdays-902 diagram, which provides the balancing working: train 5F53 which leaves Selhurst Depot for Eastbourne at 0320 (booked to run via Brighton, 04a39 to 04d45, arriving Eastbourne 0524)!