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    Am I missing something here? The Trainline app suggests that if coming from Eastbourne it's two trains an hour and the same for the return. Not very enhanced at all!

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      Am I missing something here? The Trainline app suggests that if coming from Eastbourne it's two trains an hour and the same for the return. Not very enhanced at all!
      Is that one more than usual for a Sunday ?
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      Is that one more than usual for a Sunday ?
      Doh! Silly me didn't appreciate its a relative statement. And not confirmation of an adequate service to get a large number of people to and away from a packed football stadium.
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      Is that one more than usual for a Sunday ?
      No. It's two an hour on any Sunday - I went to Eastbourne last Sunday to see Sussex get battered and got my train with a minute to spare, saving me a 40 minute wait.
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      No. It's two an hour on any Sunday - I went to Eastbourne last Sunday to see Sussex get battered and got my train with a minute to spare, saving me a 40 minute wait.
      So we can conclude that claiming it is enhanced is in fact a complete lie? It's the same Sunday service as usual.
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      Looking pretty shit from Brighton to Falmer on sunday before the game also. Trains at 05, 17 and 47 past each hour. That's going to catch a lot of people out. A half hour gap between trains in the run up to kick off? FFS Southern

      Edit: Just had a look at saturday's timetable. Trains every 10 minutes! Is it possible the dozy buggers think the game's being played on saturday?! Or have they maybe just not updated the timetables yet?
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      Looking pretty shit from Brighton to Falmer on sunday before the game also. Trains at 05, 17 and 47 past each hour. That's going to catch a lot of people out. A half hour gap between trains in the run up to kick off? FFS Southern

      Edit: Just had a look at saturday's timetable. Trains every 10 minutes! Is it possible the dozy buggers think the game's being played on saturday?! Or have they maybe just not updated the timetables yet?
      I’m pretty sure that what you are currently seeing is what we’ll get. I remember it was about the same for the last Sunday game we had against Chelsea.
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      So we can conclude that claiming it is enhanced is in fact a complete lie? It's the same Sunday service as usual.
      Thinking about it, there was a change at Lewes (a quick one but a change nonetheless). If there are two direct trains from Eastbourne, yes, that is an improved service
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      Looking pretty shit from Brighton to Falmer on sunday before the game also. Trains at 05, 17 and 47 past each hour. That's going to catch a lot of people out. A half hour gap between trains in the run up to kick off? FFS Southern

      Edit: Just had a look at saturday's timetable. Trains every 10 minutes! Is it possible the dozy buggers think the game's being played on saturday?! Or have they maybe just not updated the timetables yet?
      You may well "FFS Southern" but you also need to "FFS Barber". When he pays Southern out of our travel tax he should have set minimum service requirements, particularly for evening games. It might prove impractical to put on additional services but there is absolutely no bloody excuse for 3/4 carriage trains.

      Things aren't so bad for Saturday 3pm ko because fans have more time to get to the ground but for evening ko the service has been appalling. eg the Cardiff game, the 21 mins (?) past 7 train only had three carriages and the train I caught after the game only had 4. Bloody ridiculous. Hopefully Barber will have some kind of Service Level Agreement in place for next season setting out the minimum standard service that Southern are expected to provide on matchdays.
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      I’m pretty sure that what you are currently seeing is what we’ll get. I remember it was about the same for the last Sunday game we had against Chelsea.
      I agree it will be on Sunday - the trains for that Chelsea game were awful. We were held in a queue at Lewes station before the match and had to wait the best part of 45 minutes for a train going north at Falmer station afterwards.

      Additionally this Sunday if you're coming from east of Eastbourne, there's a rail replacement bus service due to engineering work too.
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