Rail services will be disrupted from Uckfield when platform extension works carried out

Rail passengers face weeks of disruption while the Uckfield railway station platform is lengthened, the town council heard last night (July 10).

Cllr Barry Mayhew, Liberal Democrat, New Town, said the flow of rail replacement buses was a factor that had to be considered as part of the council’s consideration of High Street improvement works (see separate story).

Cllr Mayhew said the disruption would last for around 12 weeks.

For much of the time the 08:34 train would be the last train at Uckfield until the 16:08 departure from London Bridge arrived [timetabled at 17:23], he said.

Cllr Mayhew said for two weeks there would no trains at all from Uckfield.

Rail replacement buses would operate in that period, although it was not stated to which station they would run.

News that Network Rail had solved the problem of how to extend the platform at Uckfield was given here.

A formal announcement of plans is expected shortly.

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