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The Ashford & Hastings Line
Diagrams for Summer 2004

Last modified on Thursday 9 September 2004

This set of diagrams is valid from 23 May 2004 until 11 December 2004.

Note: The new set—for Winter 2004—is virtually identical to this one.

Mondays to Fridays: 973 974 975
Saturdays: 973 974 975
Sundays: 973 974
Working Timetable for St. Leonards Depot
Unit-swap paths to Selhurst

Rubric

Trains in service are shown using heavy type, and call at all intermediate stations except where otherwise noted. Journeys in italics are not in passenger service. The trains begin and end their diagrams at St. Leonards Depot, between Bopeep Junction and Bexhill, to where they also travel mid-diagram (except on Sundays) for refuelling. Layovers are taken after certain journeys on Mondays to Fridays at Park Sidings, between Hastings station and Mount Pleasant Tunnel on the way to Ore.

Changes from the previous edition:

Mondays to Fridays

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

Diagram 973 — Mondays to Fridays — Monday 24 May 2004 until Friday 10 December 2004
St. Leonards depot (dep) 0535 1200
Hastings (dep) 0545 0729 0924 1115 1224 1424 1806 1943
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0630 0818 1011 1311 1511 1847
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0638 0824 1024 1324 1524 1854
Hastings (arr) 0544 0724 0910 1110 1220 1410 1610 1935
St. Leonards depot (arr) 1125 2005
Notes Fuel layover in Park Sidings Semi-fast in both directions

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.

Diagram 974 — Mondays to Fridays — Monday 24 May 2004 until Friday 10 December 2004
St. Leonards depot (dep) 0602 1100
Hastings (dep) 0613 0827 1015 1124 1524 1724 1930 2122 2316
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0659 0912 1212 1611 1811 2015 2209
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0724 0924 1224 1624 1826 2028 2222
Hastings (arr) 0611 0812 1010 1121 1310 1713 1912 2112 2307
St. Leonards depot (arr) 1025 2325
Notes Fuel layover in Park Sidings

Diagram 975 — Mondays to Fridays — Monday 24 May 2004 until Friday 10 December 2004
St. Leonards depot (dep) 1000 1600
Hastings (dep) 1024 1324 1512 1624 1828 2028 2220
Ashford Int’l (arr) 1111 1411 1711 1914 2115
Ashford Int’l (dep) 1124 1424 1724 1927 2122
Hastings (arr) 1020 1210 1510 1623 1810 2014 2207
St. Leonards depot (arr) 1522 2230
Notes layover at Park Sidings Fuel

Saturdays

975 mostly exists as a Spare train, simply covering the 0824 and 1924 Hastings to Ashford trips, giving both other diagrams time to go for refuelling. The rest of the day is spent laying over at St. Leonards Depot.

Diagram 973 — Saturdays — Saturday 29 May 2004 until Saturday 11 December 2004
St. Leonards depot (dep) 0600 0900 2000
Hastings (dep) 0624 0815 0924 1124 1324 1524 1724 1912 2024 2220
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0711 1011 1211 1411 1611 1811 2111
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0724 1024 1224 1424 1624 1824 2131
Hastings (arr) 0620 0810 0918 1110 1310 1510 1710 1910 2021 2217
St. Leonards depot (arr) 0825 1922 2230
Notes Fuel Fuel

Diagram 974 — Saturdays — Saturday 29 May 2004 until Saturday 11 December 2004
St. Leonards depot (dep) 0700 1000 2100
Hastings (dep) 0724 0912 1024 1224 1424 1624 1824 2012 2134 2320
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0811 1111 1311 1511 1711 1911 2218
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0824 1124 1324 1524 1724 1924 2224
Hastings (arr) 0719 0910 1021 1210 1410 1610 1810 2010 2121 2308
St. Leonards depot 0922 2025 2330
Notes Fuel Fuel

Diagram 975 — Saturdays — Saturday 29 May 2004 until Saturday 11 December 2004
St. Leonards depot (dep) 0800 1900
Hastings (dep) 0824 1015 1924 2114
Ashford Int’l (arr) 0911 2011
Ashford Int’l (dep) 0924 2024
Hastings (arr) 0823 1010 1921 2110
St. Leonards depot 1025 2135
Notes Fuel and layover

Sundays

The diagrams for Sundays are, on the face of it at least, considerably less complicated: two trains are “in steam”, working essentially similar duties an hour apart. There is no mid-diagram refuelling.

Diagram 973 — Sundays — Sunday 23 May 2004 until Sunday 5 December 2004
St. Leonards Depot (dep) 0855
Hastings (dep) 0920 1120 1320 1520 1720 1920 2113
Ashford Int’l (arr) 1007 1207 1407 1607 1807 2007
Ashford Int’l (dep) 1017 1217 1417 1617 1817 2017
Hastings (arr) 0916 1104 1304 1504 1704 1904 2104
St. Leonards Depot (arr) 2135

Diagram 974 — Sundays — Sunday 23 May 2004 until Sunday 5 December 2004
St. Leonards Depot (dep) 0950
Hastings (dep) 1020 1220 1420 1620 1820 2020 2213
Ashford Int’l (arr) 1107 1307 1507 1707 1907 2107
Ashford Int’l (dep) 1117 1317 1517 1717 1917 2117
Hastings (arr) 1016 1204 1404 1604 1804 2004 2204
St. Leonards Depot (arr) 2225

Unit-swap paths to Selhurst

From time to time trains need to be sent between St. Leonards and Selhurst depots, as Empty Coaching Stock. HDL’s DEMU is unlikely to be required at Selhurst, though for a test run or ‘turning trip’ such a path might be used by it.

On weekdays, the path from Hastings to Selhurst now runs as required; it leaves Hastings at 1943 (as before—see the old 901 diagram) and returns from Selhurst at 2250; it reverses at Eastbourne (0025-0030) and Hastings (0104-0112), arriving at St. Leonards at 0123.

On Sunday evenings, there’s a path written into the timetable for use as required, to allow a unit at St. Leonards Depot to be sent to Selhurst. This leaves at 2243, reverses at Hastings (2249-2254), reverses again at Eastbourne (2316-2322) and arrives at Selhurst Depot at 0054.

The balancing working occurs on Monday mornings, when the Selhurst to Eastbourne path now runs as required (dep Selhurst 0320, booked to run via Brighton (0439-0445), arr Eastbourne 0524); a relic from the previous set of diagrams is used, in the form of the ECS path from Eastbourne to St. Leonards Depot at 0855.