By our political team
FALMER STATION DUE FACELIFT
Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has today welcomed the news from Network Rail that improvements will be made to Falmer station.
Network Rail announced more than £2m to provide additional capacity on the line between Brighton and Lewes and lengthen platforms at Falmer station.
Resignalling work will be carried out which will allow for more trains to safely use the line at any one time, increasing the available capacity on the line
Simon, who recently met with representatives of Network Rail to press the case for these improvements said: “I am delighted with these announcements that will make a real difference for passengers on this stretch of rail, including for Albion fans on match days.”
These improvements will provide extra capacity on the well-used line between Brighton and Lewes and provide passengers using Falmer station with better access between the train and platforms.
The current signalling in the area dates back to the 1980s and the investment will improve the infrastructure to help meet the needs of a growing and increasingly in-demand railway.
Work to lengthen the platforms is due to be completed by December 2013 and the re-signalling work is due to be completed by spring 2014.