Bringing back the Brighton Belle

About the 5BEL Trust

The project to restore the Brighton Belle to the British mainline is the largest and most complex heritage rail restoration project underway in the UK. It was launched by the 5BEL Trust, a registered UK charity, in June 2009. 
The Brighton Belle was the most famous electric train in the world, runnning each day between London and Brighton between 1933 and 1972. The quality of the accomodation puts today's First Class carriages in the shade, with each car individually designed by a different leading British design house. It was - and will be again - the leading icon of the Art Deco period. Our aim is to have this wonderful train running on the mainline for many years so that future generations can enjoy an authentic 1930's travel experience.
The Trustees:
Denis Dunstone [Chair], Stephen Baxter, Mike Hart OBE, Douglas Lindsay, Gordon Rushton & Stuart Wilkinson. 
Vice President:
Jim Kay
The Team:
Marketing Director: Gordon Rushton
Finance Director: Stephen Baxter
Heritage Advisor: Antony Ford
Archivist: Terry Bye
Accountant: Tanya Romyn
W. H. Davis Ltd
Design & Compliance:
Pindari Ltd
Legal Advisers:
To get in touch with us, email  or call 01763 838278
Registered Address: 5BEL Trust, 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4EB
We are a Charity
Charitable Status: Registered Charity No. 1133545