I would like to record my thanks to Amber Rudd MP for negotiating with Southeastern the additional afternoon train each weekday.
It departs Charing Cross at 16:20 and arrives in Hastings at 17:50. A small but important improvement in the journey home as the 16:15 departure does not arrive until 18:07.
I urge those readers that can take advantage of this service to do so. It might be a case of use it or lose it.
There is a morning train as well, alas it runs too late for me as it departs Hastings at 08:04 arriving at Charing Cross across 09:34.
All Saints Street