Railway service company to be scrapped at Chichester, Worthing and Brighton

A rail company with services to Chichester, Worthing and Brighton will soon be scrapped.

All Great Western Railway (GWR) services to the Sussex stations will cease from mid-May.

It is said to be a 'significant move' as it brings all inter-regional services to Brighton to an end. It will also be the end of diesel powered passenger services along the Coastway West route.

A GWR spokesperson said: “The pandemic has had a major impact on the rail industry and the travel patterns of customers. Our new timetable in May gives us the opportunity to support those changes in travel patterns and to reduce costs where other operators already supply a comprehensive service, which is particularly important when we are receiving taxpayer subsidy.

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“GWR currently operates only two trains to and from Brighton each weekday and very few passengers make the full journey from the Gloucester area.

“Making this change means we can strengthen our busy, hourly Cardiff to Portsmouth services to five carriages, and customers will be able to use these services to make connections through to Brighton, which is already well served by other operators.”

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