View plans for public transport facilities for Newhaven

Cllr Carl Maynard, East Sussex County Council lead member for transport and environment SUS-140910-110336001
Cllr Carl Maynard, East Sussex County Council lead member for transport and environment SUS-140910-110336001

People are being offered the chance to view plans for improved public transport facilities near Newhaven Town railway station.

The East Sussex County Council scheme is due to be completed in time for the opening of the new University Technical College (UTC) on Railway Quay in September next year.

The facility will include improved bus stops and waiting areas and provide better links between the station, bus services and the college.

The design will incorporate bus stops for east and westbound buses, a taxi rank and a pick-up and drop-off area, while a new real-time passenger information system will improve the connection between bus and rail services.

Cllr Carl Maynard, county council lead member for transport and environment, said: “As a council we’re keen to encourage more people to use public transport for everyday journeys.

“These improvements will allow a smoother connection between rail and bus services, provide better facilities for students and staff at the new college and improve the experience of passengers.”

The £200,000 project is being funded by a combination of county council funds set aside for local transport improvements and contributions secured from local developments.

People can view the plans online from today (October 10) at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay and have until October 31 to submit any comments.