Observer: Time for government to join BML2 project

Our Saturday columnist, Observer, calls on government minister to start playing for the BML2, rather than standing on the terraces just cheering them on.


It was good of Chris Grayling to come out in favour of the BML2 rail project, which would once again link Uckfield to Lewes and the south coast.

However, at the moment, he is no more than one of many supporters who are cheering this scheme along.

It would give the things greater impetus if Mr Grayling and Department for Transport joined the team who have battled on for many, many years to get a line south reopened.

You have to say the BML2 people have worked miracles to come up with such a comprehensive scheme and to find businesses to back the project.

Come on, Chris now’s the time to get off the platform and come onboard the train.

Mind you, after suffering another week of the Southern terrors, I do agree with people who say that the line north from Uckfield needs attention.

Surely the Department for Transport can do two things at once: at the moment they are letting down Uckfield people who want to head north and south.

Bellbrook parking

I am rarely in Uckfield on a weekday but a couple of weeks ago I took a day’s holiday and popped on to the Bellbrook Business Park for some DIY materials.

Gosh, the parking down there is really bad – particularly being a business estate which naturally has visits from large lorries.

However, this is Uckfield. I expect it will be the same when I make that self same journey in six months time.

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