MP Maria Caulfield has raised hopes that the Uckfield – Lewes railway line will be reinstated.
A review is under way into the project which also includes the BML2 (second Brighton Main Line) scheme which is promoted by Uckfield man, Brian Hart.
Ms Caulfield, the MP for Lewes, said on social media the report was due in the autumn and would “hopefully recommend re-opening of the Lewes – Uckfield line and a second rail mainline”.
It was announced in October last year that a government-appointed consultant would report on BML2 and the link to Lewes.
It is part of a wider study into the viability of investing in rail improvements in what is known as the London and South Coast rail corridor.
The consultant will produce a report addressing questions in three main categories:
- demand for services
- proposals to address demand, and feasibility
- priorities for investment in the short, medium and long-term
One of the proposals the consultant will consider are “proposed rail schemes advocated by stakeholders for entirely or largely new lines between the South Coast and London, including concepts such as BML2.