Work on Falmer Station to help Brighton and Hove Albion fans

Brighton's new Amex Stadium
Image caption The station services the Amex stadium

Work to improve signalling and lengthen a station's platforms in Sussex will help football fans, says Network Rail.

The £2m project will see platforms extended at Falmer station, which services Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium.

The signalling between Brighton and Lewes, which dates back to the 1980s, will also be improved.

Simon Chapman, of Network Rail, said the work would give fans "better access" to trains and boost capacity.

Currently only a maximum of seven carriages can be accessed at Falmer, this will rise to eight after the work has been completed.

The platform lengthening is due to be completed by December and work on the signalling finished by spring 2014.

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