Brighton Main Line closed for engineering works

Rail passengers using the Brighton Main Line have been facing disruption due to major engineering works which are set to extend over four weekends.

Southern Railway said the closure between Three Bridges and Brighton would allow it to carry out millions of pounds worth of improvements.

It said the track was being upgraded at two important junctions, along with drainage and signalling improvements.

A new footbridge will also be installed near Balcombe.

Network Rail's route managing director Dave Ward said: "We know that people want to travel by train and not a bus [replacement service], but this railway carries a huge amount of traffic and we have to keep it in top condition so it can continue to run."

The engineering work will continue over the next three consecutive weekends, and the weekend of 15 and 16 November.

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