The Rail Minister, Stephen Hammond MP has today confirmed that there will be an additional, fast train running from Hastings to London Charing Cross during peak hours in the morning and evening. This service will operate a direct train between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells and start running from January 2015 as part of the new timetable for the next franchise.
This new Hastings Express, which is in addition to the current service, is believed to be the first ever train to run direct from Hastings to Tunbridge Wells.
Most commuters know that once you get to Tunbridge Wells the rest of the Journey to London only takes 45 mins.
With the current time around the 1.5 to 2 hour mark this will save significant time for commuters and visitors to London and make Hastings an even more attractive location for investment which will make it an ideal location for businesses from all sectors to thrive in.
The Short travel time from Brighton to London has helped the City grow significantly over the years and if Hastings can get near this it will make Hastings a very popular place to live as well as property prices are some of the lowest in the Southeast.