Network Rail has announced that they will be switching on
The switch on will be completed during a
Rail services between Brighton and London will run as normal, however, there will be no Southern trains west of Eastbourne via Lewes as far as Falmer and Wivelsfield.
Buses will replace trains at over 10 stations, and journeys will take longer as a result. Trains will be busier than normal too.
The closure has been publicised since before November last year with the passenger awareness campaign stepped up in January.
What did the officials say?
Paul Harwood, director of investment for Network
“Our work to upgrade the Lewes to Seaford line will bring it up to modern standards, make it fit for the future and provide passengers with more reliable journeys.
“We know closing the line for four days is difficult for passengers and their journeys and while the Friday to Sunday are generally quieter days of the week, unfortunately the scale and type of work requires four consecutive days to make these improvements.
“This upgrade is in addition to the £67 million we have already spent on upgrading the railway in the wider Brighton area.
“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience and remind them to please check before travelling.”
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