Minister of State and Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark is backing BML2 - the extension of the Uckfield line to the coast.
His office said: “Greg is a strong supporter of the campaign. He has written to Rail Minister Stephen Hammond to highlight benefits a link from Tunbridge Wells to Brighton Main Line 2 would bring his constituents.”
Greg said: ‘The transport network in my constituency is overcrowded so a new link from Tunbridge Wells to Brighton and London would be a boon. The Rail Minister asked Network Rail to review how to increase rail capacity between London and the coast so I want to ensure he was made aware of the benefits this proposal would have for local passengers.’