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No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT

RAIL

Andrew Forster
17 March 2017
Uckfield: the line to Lewes  closed in 1969
Uckfield: the line to Lewes closed in 1969

 

The Government has ruled out funding new rail lines in the London to Brighton corridor, saying improvements to the existing route can accommodate all future growth. 

The decision represents a blow to the BML2 (Brighton Main Line 2) campaign group, which has been campaigning for the reinstatement of the railway between Lewes and Uckfield, which closed in 1969, and a new line from Croydon to Canary Wharf and Stratford in east London, with services potentially running on to Stansted...

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