HDL Salisbury Bunny railtour

Easter Saturday 10 April 2004

This page last modified on Monday 12 April 2004

This page refers to a railtour which has now taken place. All information is left here for interest only! A news article with photos of this outing has been created.


Our pre-Christmas excursion to Salisbury in 2001 was so popular that we have decided to repeat it. This time it will run via a different route, and will take place at a time of year which should be more conducive to sightseeing.

From Hastings we pick up at Battle and usual stations to Tonbridge, before taking the route via Redhill to Guildford, our last pick-up point. We then start a circular tour: outward via Havant, Fareham, Southampton (or Eastleigh), and Romsey; return via Andover, Basingstoke, Reading and Sandhurst.

We expect to be at Salisbury for the whole afternoon. This ought to allow ample time for sightseeing, viewing the historic cathedral, shopping in the city centre and large open market, or even making a trip to Stonehenge.


These are the final arrangements as received from Network Rail.

Hastings platform 3 depart 0730
Battle 0744
Etchingham 0755
Tunbridge Wells platform 1 0813
Tonbridge platform 1 0821
Edenbridge 0834
Redhill platform 2 0857
Guilldford platform 3 depart 0946
via Havant, Fareham and Romsey
Salisbury due 1146
Salisbury platform 2 depart 1716
via Basingstoke and Reading
Guildford due 1857
Redhill 1943
Edenbridge 2003
Tonbridge 2016
Tunbridge Wells 2027
Etchingham 2045
Battle 2057
Hastings due 2112


For travel to Salisbury and back from stations listed above, Hastings to Redhill inclusive,From Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge or Sevenoaks, reduced prices apply:

Fares for return travel to Salisbury

Club Class

Travel at a seat with a table, with refreshments provided throughout the trip plus a meal with wine on the way home. Seating is likely to be in a DEMU trailer coach; payment of the additional £5 supplement assures travel in Tunbridge Wells power car.

Power Cars

A £5 supplement should be added to individual (not bay) fares for travel in power cars: Tunbridge Wells (Club Class), or Mountfield (Standard Class). Capacity is limited.


Our train includes a Buffet Car; a selection of hot & cold snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day at reasonable prices. There will also be a trolley service.


Smoking is not permitted in any part of our train.

Latest information: 9 April 2004

Club Class bookings have now closed and every seat has been filled.

Standard Class seating is available in all sections, though only two seats are available in motor coach Mountfield. At this late stage, if you wish to travel please just turn up on the day and report to the Buffet Car to pay the fare and be allocated a seat.


Bookings have closed and the tour has taken place.