Residents, businesses and passengers will be given a chance find out more about plans to invest millions in upgrading the Brighton Main Line.
Historic under-investment, punctuality problems and capacity issues means that tens of thousands of people have been affected by almost daily below-par services on the Brighton Main Line in recent years.
As part of Network Rail’s consultation on proposals to unblock the most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway network at Croydon two public information events are being held in Brighton next week (Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December).
While passengers, businesses and members of the public can fully participate in the consultation online, the aim is to give people on the south coast the opportunity to speak with our project team in person.
The events will be held on at The Brighthelm Centre in North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD, from 4pm to 8pm.
For more details on the plans, see the below video:
Details on the £2 billion, 12-year plan to put more trains on the mainline to London were presented to the Greater Brighton board earlier this year.
In a presentation to the Greater Brighton Economic Board, Network Rail’s Strategy and Planning Director for the South, Rupert Walker, said it was committed to improving the situation for Greater Brighton residents in the immediate future.
Looking longer term, the body also highlighted how it planned to increase funding by 22 per cent in the south east – with the main focus on making major changes to the Croydon ‘bottleneck’.
The impact has been severe, with residents, companies and organisations across the City Region all suffering due to almost-daily incidents of delays and cancellations.
The result, according to Network Rail, will be improved reliability, quicker journeys and more services. In turn, this could see local regeneration and regional economic growth.