Passengers on the Hastings line urged to check before they travel due to emergency engineering work this weekend: PHOTO-2019-11-12-10-51-33

Thursday 14 Nov 2019

Passengers on the Hastings line urged to check before they travel due to emergency engineering work this weekend

Region & Route:
South East

Passengers on the Hastings line are advised to check before they travel this weekend following the announcement of emergency engineering works scheduled for this Sunday.

Following a landslip earlier in the week, engineering work already scheduled for this Sunday (17 November) has been extended northwards from Wadhurst to Hastings, instead of between Robertsbridge and Hastings as previously advertised.

This is to allow repair work to take place on the embankment in question, so Network Rail engineers can remove the dislodged material as there is currently a risk of it continuing down the slope onto the track. There is currently a 20 mph speed restriction in place on this part of the network to make sure passengers and trains can move safely through the area.

This will mean an amended service this Sunday, with replacement buses running on parts of the network without a train service. As this work has been scheduled at short notice, some of the online journey planners may not show the amended service.

All passengers planning to use this route on Sunday are advised to check Southeastern’s website for updates.

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

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Liam.Farrell@networkrail.co.uk

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