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Train companies run extra carriages to Thatcher funeral

Train companies in the south say they will run extra carriages to take thousands of extra passengers to the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, it has just been announced.

Southeastern and Southern say where possible extra carriages will be added to services, but that it is not possible to run extra trains because the tracks are already full.

Southeastern say as many extra carriages as possible will be added.

Southern say services with extra capacity will include:

  • 11.30 Bognor to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 8 carriages
  • 10.07 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 10 carriages
  • 12.37 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 10 carriages
  • 13.37 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 8 carriages
  • 12.20 Horsham to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 12 carriages

However a spokesman for Southern said "Unfortunately, we simply don’t have rolling stock available to strengthen trains from Brighton into London."