Father Christmas to give out free presents on First Capital Connect train

Father Christmas will be handing out free presents to children on board two First Capital Connect train services tomorrow.

Face painters and balloon artists will join Santa on the 10.24am Bedford to Brighton service and 1:04pm Brighton to Bedford return journey.

Keith Jipps, First Capital Connect’s Customer Service Director, said:"Every year we like to create a Santa Special for children and their parents or carers along the route. It’s one of the ways we can say thank you to our passengers."

First Capital Connect is partnered by The Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium members, who will be on board collecting for charity throughout the journey.

The eight-carriage train is a scheduled service and will leave Bedford at 10.24am. Passengers can choose to join the train to travel between any of the stations shown in the timetable below and will pay the normal fare.

First Capital Connect has Super Off-Peak, GroupSave and accompanied child fares which offer outstanding value for money.

The full timetable is:


Flitwick 10:34am

Harlington 10:38am

Leagrave 10:43am

Luton 10:48am

Luton Airport Parkway 10:50am

Harpenden 10:56am

St Albans 11:02am

West Hampstead Thameslink 11:15am

St Pancras 11:24am

Farringdon 11:29am

City Thameslink 11:33am

London Blackfriars 11:35am

London Bridge 11:42am

East Croydon 11:55am

Gatwick Airport 12:11pm

Three Bridges 12:15pm

Haywards Heath 12:27pm

Brighton 12:47pm

Brighton 1:04pm

Haywards Heath 1:18pm

Three Bridges 1:27pm

Gatwick Airport 1:32pm

East Croydon 1:47pm

London Bridge 2pm

London Blackfriars 2:08pm

City Thameslink 2:10pm

Farringdon 2:14pm

St Pancras 2:18pm

St Albans 2:39pm

Harpenden 2:45pm

Luton Airport Parkway 2:51pm

Luton Airport Parkway 2:54pm

Leagrave 2:58pm

Harlington 3:03pm

Flitwick 3:07pm

Bedford 3:19pm


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