The Solent & Sussex Explorer - CONFIRMED TIMINGS

21/07/2018

Images courtesy of visitportsmouth.co.uk, chichesterenglish.org and visitsoutheastengland.com.

Saturday 21st July, 2018

 

OUR SUMMER SEASON OF DAY EXCURSIONS CONTINUES WITH THIS SPECIAL TRAIN FROM STATIONS IN SOUTH WALES, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BATH AND WILTSHIRE.

 

Heading southwards along the Wylie Valley after Westbury we then pass through Salisbury and into Hampshire before glimpsing any big ships berthed in Southampton. Onwards then to our first destination of the day, Portsmouth, where we arrive into the waterside Harbour station. After reversal our train now heads into Sussex to offer a set down at Chichester before eventually terminating at the seaside town of Littlehampton.

 

The afternoon is yours for exploration in your choice of Portsmouth, Chichester or Littlehampton, before the return journey re-traces the outward routing to return you safely to your morning joining station.

 

Option A - Portsmouth Harbour (arrive 13:30, depart 18:00)

The station literally sits above the waters, upon which ferries sail regularily to and from the nearby Isle of Wight and also Gosport. The bustling Gunwharf Quays is close by, as is the fascinating Historic Dockyard featuring the ‘Mary Rose’, HMS ‘Victory’ and ‘Warrior’ plus many other exhibits.

 

Option B - Chichester (arrive 14:15, depart 17:00)
... is an old Roman town and once an important port, but now only seeing pleasure boats on its land locked canal. The spired cathedral dates back to the 11th century and distinctive Georgian buildings are a feature.

 

Option C - Littlehampton (arrive 14:35, depart 16:35)
A pleasant coastal resort and working port at the mouth of the River Arun, with flint cottages a feature. There are boat trips, amusements and local museum and shops.

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A GBRf CLASS 47 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE WITH A CLASS 73/9 ASSISTING EAST OF PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR.

 

 

CONFIRMED Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Cardiff Central 0715 2320
Newport 0750 2300
Chepstow 0825 2235
Lydney 0840 2220
Gloucester
0905 2200
Cam & Dursley 0920 2140
Bristol Parkway 0945 2115
Bath Spa ^ 1030 2025
Westbury ^ 1120 2000

 

^ Premier Dining is not available from Bath Spa and Westbury.

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4
Standard Class £89.00 £45.00
£336.00

First Class

£139.00 £99.00 £536.00
First Class Plus £155.00 £115.00 £600.00
Premier Dining £239.00 £199.00 £936.00

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are fully booked in First Class and Premier Dining but are available at a supplement of £30 per person in First Class Plus.

 

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Updated 19/07/18