Southern: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government why there are continuing weekend closures of the railway lines between Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Eastbourne, Hastings and London; and by which date such closures are expected to cease.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

I recognise these closures are inconvenient to passengers but they are nonetheless vital so that Network Rail can upgrade the railway and provide better reliability and improved passenger journeys for years to come.

A further closure is required so that signaling work can take place later this year and once a date is agreed, it will be published so that passengers will be made aware.

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