Said fbb, "I will be there!".
The train crawled to Horley (it would have been even nicer to travel crawly to Crawley!) and continued to crawl to Gatport Airwick while Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains zoomed by at high speed on the other tracks. Thus we were 30 minutes late at Horley.
No 3 son rang. "I will pick you up at Burgess Hill," was his joyous offer, "you don't want to try the locals from Brighton, they are just crazy."
Which they were, with approximately half of the ten minute frequency cancelled.
So at about the time we should have arrived at Shoreham-by-Sea our limo pulled into the car park at Burgess Hill and, thankfully, our journey was completed in comparative sanity.
Hey-ho. The joys of rail travel in 2016.
Direction signs, hitherto in white on dark blue ...
These new signs are a vast improvement. All you need to do now, folks, is sort out your guards/conductors.