Brighton railway station improvement work starts

Brighton station The council said thousands of people used the station but the area outside gave a "poor welcome"

Related Stories

A major scheme to improve the area around Brighton railway station is due to begin on Monday.

The first phase of work will see Surrey Street closed to all traffic until March while the road is repaved with a wider footway and resurfaced.

Brighton council said a contraflow lane on Queen's Road would be reopened while the work was carried out.

It said all traffic apart from HGVs would be redirected, and HGVs would be sent on a different route.

A ban on right-turns from Terminus Road into Guildford Road would be suspended, the council said.

The council's lead member for transport, Councillor Ian Davey, said thousands of people used the station each day but the area outside provided "a poor welcome".

He said the improvement scheme would provide a simplified road layout, removal of street clutter, wider pavements and more trees.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Sussex

Weather

Brighton

Min. Night 10 °C

Features

  • The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge and Prince GeorgeGorgeous George

    Baby steals show as tour reveals rise in support for monarchy


  • Houses of ParliamentBig impact?

    How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament


  • Kim Jong-un visits a children's campThe Notepad Men

    Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?


  • Donald Tusk7 days quiz

    What made Poland's prime minister become an internet hit?


  • Beebcoins logoMaking money

    How easy is to coin your own virtual currency?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.