Table 8 the Route of the class 309s
Summer Saturdays to Clacton and Walton also saw additional trains, I assume most would have been class 309s, possibly the finest EMU BR ever constructed. The hourly semi-fast service to Clacton and Walton included a buffet car which was part of the Clacton portion, the train dividing at Thorpe -le-Soken. What is also remarkable is that Hatfield Peverel, Kelvedon and Marks Tey only had a train every two hours. Today Hatfield Peverel is served hourly whilst Kelvedon and Marks Tey have a train every half an hour.