An Uckfield to London Bridge train arrives at Buxted

Rail lines replacement between Uckfield and Buxted

Rail lines are to be replaced between Uckfield and Buxted later this month and during March.

The work by Network Rail could cause night-time disruption to people living within earshot of the line.

The weekend work will involve removing and installing new rails using cutting and welding equipment, on-track machinery, small plant and generators which, the company says, “regrettably are noisy pieces of equipment”.


Some disturbance is unavoidable but, Network Rail said it would make “every effort to minimise any unnecessary noise”.

The work will take place on the following dates:

  • 0050hrs to 0835hrs on Sunday, February 24,
  • 0050hrs on Sunday, March 3, until 0500hrs on Monday, March 4,
  • 0050hrs on Sunday, March 17 until 0430hrs on Monday, March 18, and
  • 0050hrs on Sunday, March 24 until 0430hrs on Monday, March 25.

Buses to Hurst Green  will replace trains when necessary on Sundays. Passengers should check travel on journey planners.

Preliminary work for the project was carried out at the beginning of last month.

• The Uckfield Line is expected to be busier this week because the Brighton Main Line is closed south of Three Bridges meaning commuters will be seeking alternative routes. This may lead to car parks in the town being busier and more roadside parking than usual.

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