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Brighton rail mainline to shut from Monday morning due to flooding in Patcham

The Argus: Brighton rail mainline to shut from Monday morning due to flooding in Patcham Brighton rail mainline to shut from Monday morning due to flooding in Patcham

Rail passengers are facing a nightmare journey to work tomorrow as flooding has left part of the Brighton mainline shut.

The groundwater flooding in Patcham has reached such a level that signalling equipment has been damaged - and further flooding is expected.

It means  it will not be possible for Southern to operate its normal service tomorrow.

Instead, a reduced alternative service will run with services between Haywards Heath and Brighton being diverted via Lewes.

A half hourly service will run between Hassocks and Haywards Heath, calling at Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield. Rail replacement buses will run from Brighton to Hassocks. If possible buses will call at Preston Park, but we have been advised of a risk roads may flood, so this will be kept under review. Passengers for London should change at Haywards Heath.

Passengers for London from stations east of Worthing and the east coast should travel via Lewes.

Passengers for London from stations west of Worthing should travel via Barnham and the Arun Valley.

The Argus will be running a liveblog from 6.30am tomorrow morning to bring you all the latest updates from the trains and roads and advising on the best way for you to get to work. Visit theargus.co.uk

Tell us how you will be affected by using the comments below. Alternatively call 01273 544516 or email peter.truman@theargus.co.uk

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4:05pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Wiggsy says...

Would have been interested to learn what contingency plans Network Rail had made given that a flood warning in Patcham was known last Monday.
Would have been interested to learn what contingency plans Network Rail had made given that a flood warning in Patcham was known last Monday. Wiggsy
  • Score: -6

4:10pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Martha Gunn says...

If the mainline is to be shut then surely FCC trains will be affected as well?
This article is incomplete/misleadin
g.
Please try harder.
If the mainline is to be shut then surely FCC trains will be affected as well? This article is incomplete/misleadin g. Please try harder. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 8

4:17pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.
Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: -7

4:22pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Dave At Home says...

Seems like someone just got back from their holidays and saw the memo on their desk about the Patcham water levels. Couldn't have left someone in charge while you were away then?

Shaking head in yet more disbelief.
Seems like someone just got back from their holidays and saw the memo on their desk about the Patcham water levels. Couldn't have left someone in charge while you were away then? Shaking head in yet more disbelief. Dave At Home
  • Score: -9

4:22pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

What about FCC trains?
What about FCC trains? Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Martha Gunn says...

'Phone calls and messages in last half hour from colleague commuters confirm that this article has simply caused a shed load of confusion.

As the Rabbit says - what about FCC?
'Phone calls and messages in last half hour from colleague commuters confirm that this article has simply caused a shed load of confusion. As the Rabbit says - what about FCC? Martha Gunn
  • Score: -1

5:10pm Sun 16 Feb 14

fredaj says...

To the people who think this should have been magically solved ahead of time - what do you think Network Rail were going to do? Completely rewire and move the signalling equipment over the weekend?

Never ceases to amaze me how much for granted people take our infrastructure and the amount of effort it takes to keep it operational, to the extent that most of the time you do not even bother to notice it is even there.
To the people who think this should have been magically solved ahead of time - what do you think Network Rail were going to do? Completely rewire and move the signalling equipment over the weekend? Never ceases to amaze me how much for granted people take our infrastructure and the amount of effort it takes to keep it operational, to the extent that most of the time you do not even bother to notice it is even there. fredaj
  • Score: 42

5:34pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
'Phone calls and messages in last half hour from colleague commuters confirm that this article has simply caused a shed load of confusion.

As the Rabbit says - what about FCC?
As of 5pm, FCC are saying on their Twitter feed, no FCC trains between Hassocks & Brighton tomorrow, but it might change.
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: 'Phone calls and messages in last half hour from colleague commuters confirm that this article has simply caused a shed load of confusion. As the Rabbit says - what about FCC?[/p][/quote]As of 5pm, FCC are saying on their Twitter feed, no FCC trains between Hassocks & Brighton tomorrow, but it might change. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 6

5:52pm Sun 16 Feb 14

hyram77 says...

Wiggsy wrote:
Would have been interested to learn what contingency plans Network Rail had made given that a flood warning in Patcham was known last Monday.
The flood warning was issued by the environment agency for Patcham yesterday lunch time. Flooding is only affecting the mainline to London, not other lines out of Brighon. Seems like a straight forward article to me!
[quote][p][bold]Wiggsy[/bold] wrote: Would have been interested to learn what contingency plans Network Rail had made given that a flood warning in Patcham was known last Monday.[/p][/quote]The flood warning was issued by the environment agency for Patcham yesterday lunch time. Flooding is only affecting the mainline to London, not other lines out of Brighon. Seems like a straight forward article to me! hyram77
  • Score: 7

5:57pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Wiggsy says...

hyram77 wrote:
Wiggsy wrote:
Would have been interested to learn what contingency plans Network Rail had made given that a flood warning in Patcham was known last Monday.
The flood warning was issued by the environment agency for Patcham yesterday lunch time. Flooding is only affecting the mainline to London, not other lines out of Brighon. Seems like a straight forward article to me!
Friends who live in Patcham stated last Monday there was a flood warning issued for later in the week hence my comment.
[quote][p][bold]hyram77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wiggsy[/bold] wrote: Would have been interested to learn what contingency plans Network Rail had made given that a flood warning in Patcham was known last Monday.[/p][/quote]The flood warning was issued by the environment agency for Patcham yesterday lunch time. Flooding is only affecting the mainline to London, not other lines out of Brighon. Seems like a straight forward article to me![/p][/quote]Friends who live in Patcham stated last Monday there was a flood warning issued for later in the week hence my comment. Wiggsy
  • Score: -7

6:00pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Wiggsy says...

fredaj wrote:
To the people who think this should have been magically solved ahead of time - what do you think Network Rail were going to do? Completely rewire and move the signalling equipment over the weekend?

Never ceases to amaze me how much for granted people take our infrastructure and the amount of effort it takes to keep it operational, to the extent that most of the time you do not even bother to notice it is even there.
Which is why i adked it would have been interested to know what planning had been made.

Given the numerous issues that Balcombe Tunnel has had its interesting to note this this recently has remained unaffected by the recent rain - so perhaps the same attention should given to Patcham.
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: To the people who think this should have been magically solved ahead of time - what do you think Network Rail were going to do? Completely rewire and move the signalling equipment over the weekend? Never ceases to amaze me how much for granted people take our infrastructure and the amount of effort it takes to keep it operational, to the extent that most of the time you do not even bother to notice it is even there.[/p][/quote]Which is why i adked it would have been interested to know what planning had been made. Given the numerous issues that Balcombe Tunnel has had its interesting to note this this recently has remained unaffected by the recent rain - so perhaps the same attention should given to Patcham. Wiggsy
  • Score: -7

6:09pm Sun 16 Feb 14

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

HJ is in Sardinia at the family villa, although has asked me to point out that the moanerati would do well to focus on the positives that bus lanes and cycle paths offer, rather than bleating on about a few drops of water on the tracks!

We are the Greens
HJ is in Sardinia at the family villa, although has asked me to point out that the moanerati would do well to focus on the positives that bus lanes and cycle paths offer, rather than bleating on about a few drops of water on the tracks! We are the Greens I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Sun 16 Feb 14

bluemonday says...

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! wrote:
HJ is in Sardinia at the family villa, although has asked me to point out that the moanerati would do well to focus on the positives that bus lanes and cycle paths offer, rather than bleating on about a few drops of water on the tracks!

We are the Greens
oh shut up you bore
[quote][p][bold]I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars![/bold] wrote: HJ is in Sardinia at the family villa, although has asked me to point out that the moanerati would do well to focus on the positives that bus lanes and cycle paths offer, rather than bleating on about a few drops of water on the tracks! We are the Greens[/p][/quote]oh shut up you bore bluemonday
  • Score: 15

6:18pm Sun 16 Feb 14

LeonBIank666 says...

India (almost a third world country a few years back) has monsoon season EVERY year which makes our rainfall look like a piddle in a puddle. Yet, there rail network NEVER stops.

Ridiculous - it's a bit of rain FFS.
India (almost a third world country a few years back) has monsoon season EVERY year which makes our rainfall look like a piddle in a puddle. Yet, there rail network NEVER stops. Ridiculous - it's a bit of rain FFS. LeonBIank666
  • Score: -21

6:29pm Sun 16 Feb 14

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

bluemonday wrote:
I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! wrote:
HJ is in Sardinia at the family villa, although has asked me to point out that the moanerati would do well to focus on the positives that bus lanes and cycle paths offer, rather than bleating on about a few drops of water on the tracks!

We are the Greens
oh shut up you bore
Monerati at its worst
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars![/bold] wrote: HJ is in Sardinia at the family villa, although has asked me to point out that the moanerati would do well to focus on the positives that bus lanes and cycle paths offer, rather than bleating on about a few drops of water on the tracks! We are the Greens[/p][/quote]oh shut up you bore[/p][/quote]Monerati at its worst I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
  • Score: 4

6:29pm Sun 16 Feb 14

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Great photo of the groundwater
Great photo of the groundwater ShorehamBeachcomber
  • Score: 5

6:43pm Sun 16 Feb 14

dsvm22 says...

Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service. dsvm22
  • Score: -15

6:56pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Falmer Wizard says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
India (almost a third world country a few years back) has monsoon season EVERY year which makes our rainfall look like a piddle in a puddle. Yet, there rail network NEVER stops.

Ridiculous - it's a bit of rain FFS.
Is it possible that India does not have 3rd rail electrification,just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: India (almost a third world country a few years back) has monsoon season EVERY year which makes our rainfall look like a piddle in a puddle. Yet, there rail network NEVER stops. Ridiculous - it's a bit of rain FFS.[/p][/quote]Is it possible that India does not have 3rd rail electrification,just a thought. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 13

6:56pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?
[quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning? Roundbill
  • Score: 16

7:32pm Sun 16 Feb 14

dsvm22 says...

Roundbill wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?
Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?[/p][/quote]Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-) dsvm22
  • Score: -5

7:34pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Tallywhacker says...

dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
The flooding isn't in the tunnel it is besides the track before Patcham. next time you wizz along towards Clayton tunnel you will see a stream running along both sides of the track. They appear out of the ballast and then disappear again underground before Patcham. That's the water affecting the signals as all the cabling runs through the where the water now is and electricity and water are famous for not getting along. And Balcombe tunnel leaks.....all the time in all weather. Non stop.
[quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]The flooding isn't in the tunnel it is besides the track before Patcham. next time you wizz along towards Clayton tunnel you will see a stream running along both sides of the track. They appear out of the ballast and then disappear again underground before Patcham. That's the water affecting the signals as all the cabling runs through the where the water now is and electricity and water are famous for not getting along. And Balcombe tunnel leaks.....all the time in all weather. Non stop. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 10

7:49pm Sun 16 Feb 14

dsvm22 says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
The flooding isn't in the tunnel it is besides the track before Patcham. next time you wizz along towards Clayton tunnel you will see a stream running along both sides of the track. They appear out of the ballast and then disappear again underground before Patcham. That's the water affecting the signals as all the cabling runs through the where the water now is and electricity and water are famous for not getting along. And Balcombe tunnel leaks.....all the time in all weather. Non stop.
You maybe right or wrong, but I know its cheaper to drive and get to work on time, than rely on the rail network and I have a choice of what time I leave, good luck everybody tomorrow morning
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]The flooding isn't in the tunnel it is besides the track before Patcham. next time you wizz along towards Clayton tunnel you will see a stream running along both sides of the track. They appear out of the ballast and then disappear again underground before Patcham. That's the water affecting the signals as all the cabling runs through the where the water now is and electricity and water are famous for not getting along. And Balcombe tunnel leaks.....all the time in all weather. Non stop.[/p][/quote]You maybe right or wrong, but I know its cheaper to drive and get to work on time, than rely on the rail network and I have a choice of what time I leave, good luck everybody tomorrow morning dsvm22
  • Score: -3

7:50pm Sun 16 Feb 14

keswick says...

dsvm22 wrote:
Roundbill wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?
Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)
If you really think driving a train is that easy why don't you try it ? A driver can only drive a train on the line that they know and have to know each section inside out. Apart from that that have to know all about the H&S, what to do in an emergency, shall I go on. And before you ask I am not a train driver either but I do know that the job is nowhere near as simple as it may appear.
[quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?[/p][/quote]Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)[/p][/quote]If you really think driving a train is that easy why don't you try it ? A driver can only drive a train on the line that they know and have to know each section inside out. Apart from that that have to know all about the H&S, what to do in an emergency, shall I go on. And before you ask I am not a train driver either but I do know that the job is nowhere near as simple as it may appear. keswick
  • Score: 6

7:52pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Well after all this is over I hope they raise all the signalling stuff and cabling etc above the flood levels so this doesn't happen again.
Well after all this is over I hope they raise all the signalling stuff and cabling etc above the flood levels so this doesn't happen again. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

8:05pm Sun 16 Feb 14

dsvm22 says...

keswick wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Roundbill wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?
Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)
If you really think driving a train is that easy why don't you try it ? A driver can only drive a train on the line that they know and have to know each section inside out. Apart from that that have to know all about the H&S, what to do in an emergency, shall I go on. And before you ask I am not a train driver either but I do know that the job is nowhere near as simple as it may appear.
It can't be harder than flying an Airbus A-320
[quote][p][bold]keswick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?[/p][/quote]Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)[/p][/quote]If you really think driving a train is that easy why don't you try it ? A driver can only drive a train on the line that they know and have to know each section inside out. Apart from that that have to know all about the H&S, what to do in an emergency, shall I go on. And before you ask I am not a train driver either but I do know that the job is nowhere near as simple as it may appear.[/p][/quote]It can't be harder than flying an Airbus A-320 dsvm22
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

Have you SEEN how narrow those little rails are? It can't be easy to balance a really big train on them without it falling off.
Have you SEEN how narrow those little rails are? It can't be easy to balance a really big train on them without it falling off. Roundbill
  • Score: 5

8:42pm Sun 16 Feb 14

FatherTed11 says...

Hove Ex-Pat wrote:
Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.
game? what on earth are you talking about?
[quote][p][bold]Hove Ex-Pat[/bold] wrote: Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.[/p][/quote]game? what on earth are you talking about? FatherTed11
  • Score: 5

8:42pm Sun 16 Feb 14

wis says...

Five days notice of possible disruption... why do you all seem so surprised?
http://www.networkra
ilmediacentre.co.uk/
News-Releases/Sussex
-media-update-Rail-f
irms-watching-the-wa
ter-1fe6.aspx

Also, because it's GROUND water and not SURFACE water it is because the water table is now HIGHER than the railway line. Other than closing the line for several years and rebuilding it higher, not sure what can be done? It's water coming out the ground, not the sky.
Five days notice of possible disruption... why do you all seem so surprised? http://www.networkra ilmediacentre.co.uk/ News-Releases/Sussex -media-update-Rail-f irms-watching-the-wa ter-1fe6.aspx Also, because it's GROUND water and not SURFACE water it is because the water table is now HIGHER than the railway line. Other than closing the line for several years and rebuilding it higher, not sure what can be done? It's water coming out the ground, not the sky. wis
  • Score: 10

9:30pm Sun 16 Feb 14

greeg2 says...

No hosepipe ban this summer then,yippee !
No hosepipe ban this summer then,yippee ! greeg2
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Sun 16 Feb 14

moonster says...

The sunniest day do far of the year and no rains due to flooding. PML
worth following @brightonstation on twitter for info on this.
The sunniest day do far of the year and no rains due to flooding. PML worth following @brightonstation on twitter for info on this. moonster
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Sun 16 Feb 14

We're up here says...

I need to drive my London-bound elderly parents (plus their luggage) to Brighton Station for 8.30 Monday morning. Seems I'll be driving them to Haywards Heath instead, unless I read this article incorrectly? They're in their eighties and the difficulty and hustle of replacement bus services is too stressful for them. Can anyone confirm it's Haywards Heath I need to drive to? Where would I park as I need to put them on the train? Thanks for any answers.
I need to drive my London-bound elderly parents (plus their luggage) to Brighton Station for 8.30 Monday morning. Seems I'll be driving them to Haywards Heath instead, unless I read this article incorrectly? They're in their eighties and the difficulty and hustle of replacement bus services is too stressful for them. Can anyone confirm it's Haywards Heath I need to drive to? Where would I park as I need to put them on the train? Thanks for any answers. We're up here
  • Score: 3

10:26pm Sun 16 Feb 14

We're up here says...

We're up here wrote:
I need to drive my London-bound elderly parents (plus their luggage) to Brighton Station for 8.30 Monday morning. Seems I'll be driving them to Haywards Heath instead, unless I read this article incorrectly? They're in their eighties and the difficulty and hustle of replacement bus services is too stressful for them. Can anyone confirm it's Haywards Heath I need to drive to? Where would I park as I need to put them on the train? Thanks for any answers.
They are going to Kings Cross International on the Bedford train (to then catch a train up north) so the Victoria bound train is no good. They need a direct route, no changes if possible.
[quote][p][bold]We're up here[/bold] wrote: I need to drive my London-bound elderly parents (plus their luggage) to Brighton Station for 8.30 Monday morning. Seems I'll be driving them to Haywards Heath instead, unless I read this article incorrectly? They're in their eighties and the difficulty and hustle of replacement bus services is too stressful for them. Can anyone confirm it's Haywards Heath I need to drive to? Where would I park as I need to put them on the train? Thanks for any answers.[/p][/quote]They are going to Kings Cross International on the Bedford train (to then catch a train up north) so the Victoria bound train is no good. They need a direct route, no changes if possible. We're up here
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Sun 16 Feb 14

mimseycal says...

greeg2 wrote:
No hosepipe ban this summer then,yippee !
I wouldn't count on it. They probably didn't manage to save any more then they normally collect.
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: No hosepipe ban this summer then,yippee ![/p][/quote]I wouldn't count on it. They probably didn't manage to save any more then they normally collect. mimseycal
  • Score: 2

10:40pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Hove Ex-Pat wrote:
Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.
game? what on earth are you talking about?
They shoot pheasants on the track when its normally shut at night
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Ex-Pat[/bold] wrote: Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.[/p][/quote]game? what on earth are you talking about?[/p][/quote]They shoot pheasants on the track when its normally shut at night Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

11:47pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Seventh Circle says...

its hardly green travelling up to london every day and paying £5k a year for the privilige... get a proper job and become a traffic warden.. cut out the commuting
its hardly green travelling up to london every day and paying £5k a year for the privilige... get a proper job and become a traffic warden.. cut out the commuting Seventh Circle
  • Score: -1

11:56pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Green_Girl_1990 says...

I am laughing SO HARD at all you Green Party haters/climate change sceptics!

During the last few months of torrential rain and flooding, the evidence for climate change has been staring you in the face, but still you ignore it!

Vote for the best! ALWAYS the best! Vote Green Party!
I am laughing SO HARD at all you Green Party haters/climate change sceptics! During the last few months of torrential rain and flooding, the evidence for climate change has been staring you in the face, but still you ignore it! Vote for the best! ALWAYS the best! Vote Green Party! Green_Girl_1990
  • Score: -14

12:15am Mon 17 Feb 14

Just trying to earn a crust says...

I think moaning about not being able to get to work. or it taking longer to get to work because a railway line is flooded, is a bit sick when you consider that a lot have people have lost everything in the current floods. We've got off very lightly in Brighton and Hove, so maybe we should consider ourselves lucky, rather than moaning about having to get a bus to Haywards Heath
I think moaning about not being able to get to work. or it taking longer to get to work because a railway line is flooded, is a bit sick when you consider that a lot have people have lost everything in the current floods. We've got off very lightly in Brighton and Hove, so maybe we should consider ourselves lucky, rather than moaning about having to get a bus to Haywards Heath Just trying to earn a crust
  • Score: 10

12:52am Mon 17 Feb 14

brightonian57 says...

Hove Ex-Pat wrote:
Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.
I'm sorry but peoples everyday lives are going to be affected by the London to Brighton line being flooded, which as 'Just trying to earn a crust' says is very minor compared to what some of the countries people are going through. Yet all you can come up with is " this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night"! Honestly Hove Ex-Pat if that is the best you can come up with, maybe it would be better to shut the **** up
[quote][p][bold]Hove Ex-Pat[/bold] wrote: Surely this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night, if not sorted out by then.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but peoples everyday lives are going to be affected by the London to Brighton line being flooded, which as 'Just trying to earn a crust' says is very minor compared to what some of the countries people are going through. Yet all you can come up with is " this could also have a knock on effect on the game on Monday night"! Honestly Hove Ex-Pat if that is the best you can come up with, maybe it would be better to shut the **** up brightonian57
  • Score: 4

1:09am Mon 17 Feb 14

Poem58 says...

Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
I am laughing SO HARD at all you Green Party haters/climate change sceptics!

During the last few months of torrential rain and flooding, the evidence for climate change has been staring you in the face, but still you ignore it!

Vote for the best! ALWAYS the best! Vote Green Party!
Has it come to this... people signing up for accounts here to impersonate political parties they want to damage by upsetting everyone with crass statements and unsubtle taunts?

Give it a rest (not) Green Girl - whoever you are, you aren't fooling anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: I am laughing SO HARD at all you Green Party haters/climate change sceptics! During the last few months of torrential rain and flooding, the evidence for climate change has been staring you in the face, but still you ignore it! Vote for the best! ALWAYS the best! Vote Green Party![/p][/quote]Has it come to this... people signing up for accounts here to impersonate political parties they want to damage by upsetting everyone with crass statements and unsubtle taunts? Give it a rest (not) Green Girl - whoever you are, you aren't fooling anyone. Poem58
  • Score: 6

1:36am Mon 17 Feb 14

Mr P Brown says...

dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
This one of the wettest winters the south of England has known., Exceptional weather equals exceptional events. Maybe network rail should put pumps in place for a once in a life time event, but in real terms the money would probably be better spent somewhere where an event of any kind was more likely. Once in 170 years could well be termed as freak event, and not worth installing permanent pumps. I read somewhere that water pumps are in very high demand at the minute, maybe there aren't any suitable pumps available
[quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]This one of the wettest winters the south of England has known., Exceptional weather equals exceptional events. Maybe network rail should put pumps in place for a once in a life time event, but in real terms the money would probably be better spent somewhere where an event of any kind was more likely. Once in 170 years could well be termed as freak event, and not worth installing permanent pumps. I read somewhere that water pumps are in very high demand at the minute, maybe there aren't any suitable pumps available Mr P Brown
  • Score: 6

8:12am Mon 17 Feb 14

gheese77 says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
India (almost a third world country a few years back) has monsoon season EVERY year which makes our rainfall look like a piddle in a puddle. Yet, there rail network NEVER stops.

Ridiculous - it's a bit of rain FFS.
Why dont you move there then
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: India (almost a third world country a few years back) has monsoon season EVERY year which makes our rainfall look like a piddle in a puddle. Yet, there rail network NEVER stops. Ridiculous - it's a bit of rain FFS.[/p][/quote]Why dont you move there then gheese77
  • Score: 2

3:56pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

keswick wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Roundbill wrote:
dsvm22 wrote:
Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.
Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?
Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)
If you really think driving a train is that easy why don't you try it ? A driver can only drive a train on the line that they know and have to know each section inside out. Apart from that that have to know all about the H&S, what to do in an emergency, shall I go on. And before you ask I am not a train driver either but I do know that the job is nowhere near as simple as it may appear.
I wouldn't even bother trying to explain to this simpleton.
[quote][p][bold]keswick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dsvm22[/bold] wrote: Over 170 years this tunnel has been here, other than wars how many times has this tunnel been closed due to water? NEVER. Its all about causing as much disruption as possible to justify an over priced service.[/p][/quote]Well you win this week's paranoid conspiracy theory prize, so congratulations. Tell you what, why don't you drive a train into the tunnel to check - we'll wait at the other end with a brass band. First thing tomorrow morning?[/p][/quote]Ok what service would you like me to deliver, can,t turn left or right. look out for a amber or red light to slow down, maybe stop, but at all times keep to the time table, can't be hard :-)[/p][/quote]If you really think driving a train is that easy why don't you try it ? A driver can only drive a train on the line that they know and have to know each section inside out. Apart from that that have to know all about the H&S, what to do in an emergency, shall I go on. And before you ask I am not a train driver either but I do know that the job is nowhere near as simple as it may appear.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't even bother trying to explain to this simpleton. Ihopenoonehasthisusername
  • Score: 0

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