Uckfield's new railway station is in the running for another honour

Uckfield’s award-winning new railway station is in the running for another honour.

It has been shortlisted in the Station Excellence Class of the prestigious Rail Business Awards.

Train operator Southern has been shortlisted in seven other categories.

In the entry, Southern said for years Uckfield passengers had to put up with a temporary station building, getting wet and windswept whilst buying their tickets, and huddling miserably under a tiny shelter whilst they waited for their train to arrive.

At the opening of the new station in March by station clerk Jan Pratt and long-standing passenger Mary Fox, of Church Coombe, Mrs Fox commented: “You simply can’t compare what we have today with what we have had to put up with.”

And Uckfield MP, Charles Hendry said of the station: “I am delighted that Uckfield has finally got the station facilities it deserves. Rail travellers will now have extra seating and more shelters which will be greatly welcomed. In recent years, we have seen a greatly improved train service and now we have a modern station.”

See also:

A look at Uckfield’s railway history

Award for station (scroll down for story)

Uckfield diary dates 

Uckfield Directory

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