Passengers, businesses and residents on the south coast are invited to have their say on proposals to transform the reliability of trains on the Brighton Main Line.
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Passenger advice campaign steps-up for Brighton Main Line improvements with station-by-station guide to closures
- £67million upgrade sees major work taking place to improve one of South East's least the reliable lines
- New travel advice website to provide station-specific information to travellers on closures
- Passenger information sessions at two dozen stations over next month
A major regeneration project that will breathe new life into the area around Chatham railway station and improve links between the station, the town centre and the bus station is set to begin.
East Sussex passengers are advised to plan ahead as work to complete a major upgrade of the line between Lewes and Seaford means buses will replace trains on all routes via Lewes – including those to and from Haywards Heath– for four days in March 2019.
Passengers experience faster and more reliable journeys after £21million Sevenoaks tunnel refurbishment
- One of longest tunnels in southern England given biggest overhaul in 150 years
- Work results in a 20% reduction in delay incidents through the tunnel nearly halving journey times for passengers
- Drainage systems improved with track and sleepers replaced
Young people can now learn the dangers of the railway first-hand after a life-size train station was built indoors.
Network Rail South East marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a series of remembrance events at stations as respects were paid to the railway workers and all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
New statistics reveal a 50 per cent increase in the number of times the public has acted to prevent a suicide on the railway in the south east.
- Major safety upgrade for the region's most misused level crossing
- Vital work will combat drivers jumping the lights and swerving the barriers
- Speed restriction imposed to stop a collision is now set to be lifted, so trains can travel at full speed again after six years
- Residents warned of two closures in November and January so the work can be completed