Thursday 3 Sep 2020
Rail passengers benefit from new platforms at Aldrington station in East Sussex thanks to significant investment
Over £500k has been invested at Aldrington station to improve the platforms; resulting in safer and easier access for passengers to and from trains.
Access to the worksite was gained by using a private business park located next to the station and engineers were able to carry out remedial works to restore and strengthen platforms 1 and 2.
The platform upgrades at Aldrington were planned to be delivered in a 52 hour closure which was later reduced to 27 hours. Engineers were also able to deliver the work during the reduced closure and midweek night working.
As part of the refurbishment project, de-vegetation works took place while the station platform surfaces were jet washed and litter was cleared from site.
Shaun King, Sussex route director for Network Rail, said:
“Network Rail is committed to providing the best possible environment for passengers and these works will improve Aldrington station for many years to come. A considerable amount of work and effort has been put into the refurbishment scheme and I’m very pleased it has been so successful.”
Chris Fowler, Customer Services Director for Southern, said:
“On behalf of our Aldrington customers I welcome this investment in safety and comfort at the station, and thank Network Rail for the way they planned this work to minimise disturbance for our passengers, neighbours and station staff.”
Aldrington train station was opened in Hove in 1905 and formed part of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway; connecting London with the south coast towns of Brighton and Bognor Regis. It is now part of the West Coastway Line and is a 7 minute train journey from Brighton.
Community engagement in Hove included letter drops, project information boards installed at the station and teams advising train passengers and local residents of the works. The station refurbishment was also completed without major disruption to commuters and those living in the area.
Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41
Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Usually, there are almost five million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.