More Albion matchday trains from next week

Posted On 20 Sep 2016 at 10:05 am

Albion fans who travel to the Amex by train will be relieved to hear that Southern will be putting on more football services from next week as the timetable continues to be restored.

Picture by Phil Richards on Flickr

Picture by Phil Richards on Flickr


The Seaford to Brighton timetable is being reinstated from Monday (26 September), replacing the bus replacement service which have been running since 11 July.

Southern says this means it can better resource the additional football special service for Brighton and Hove Albion FC on match days.

A full service on the Brighton mainline, which is still missing some Gatwick Express services, is still not being implemented yet though.

Alex Foulds, Southern’s Passenger Services Director, said: “The replacement of many of the Seaford trains with buses was understandably hard-felt by the local community and we’re sorry for the hassle and inconvenience to everyone the reduced timetable caused, brought on by the RMT’s futile industrial action over small changes we are making to working practices. We are pleased now to be able to restore the town’s full service from Monday next week.

“We made a commitment at the start of the month to restore the full timetable of services incrementally and we’re on track to deliver on that promise and in the coming weeks other services will be back too.

“We are moving forward with our plans to improve customer services on board our trains which will deliver enhanced benefits to customers. We already have over 70 staff in the new on-board roles and the reaction from passengers has been excellent.”

Train times on the Seaford/Lewes to Brighton route will revert to the original timetable. For details, visit journey planner at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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