Subcontractor Dyer & Butler have finished platform extension work at three stations in the South East on behalf of Network Rail, the work was funded as part of the £150 million Gatwick Airport Station refurbishment.
The three stations with platforms extended are:
- Cooksbridge – Platform 1 in Lewes / London direction
- Lancing – Platform 2 in the Littlehampton direction
- Goring-by-Sea – Platform 1 in Hove / London direction
Longer trains and platforms mean more passengers can travel, on bigger platforms to reduce congestion for the many commuters and leisure travellers. The longer platforms also mean fewer trains will block-level crossings, easing road congestion too.
Network Rail Regional Investment Director Paul Harwood said: “These works support the vital Gatwick Airport station upgrade and the platform extensions will ensure we continue to provide a railway, which meets the needs of the communities and economies we serve in years to come.
We look forward to passengers reaping the benefits of more spacious, more frequent and longer trains which will provide more people with opportunities to travel.”
Rail Director at Dyer & Butler Chris Darlow said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed this platform extension programme on behalf of Network Rail. The increased platform capacity and the introduction of the longer trains will greatly transform the experience of passengers and likewise progress the service of the railway to ensure that journeys are safe and comfortable for all.”
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