Andrew Griffith MP welcomes rail investment in Sussex

Andrew Griffith, Member of Parliament for Arundel & South Downs, has welcomed the major investments made by Network Rail in the county’s infrastructure as part of the Sussex Railway Upgrades scheme.
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Since 2019, £750 million has been invested in Sussex infrastructure improvements. This includes £169 million on tracks and junctions and £69 million on electrification and power supply improvements.

As part of the Sussex upgrades scheme £22 million has been invested in Arun Valley Improvement Project, which includes improvements between Arundel and Crawley. As part of this work track sections from the 1980s were replaced, future-proofing this route used for 605,026 journeys by West Sussex residents in the last year.

Commenting on the upgrades, Andrew Griffith MP said:

Arundel & South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith at Pulborough StationArundel & South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith at Pulborough Station
Arundel & South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith at Pulborough Station
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”I am pleased that in the last five years Network Rail has made this series of major investments across Sussex and West Sussex in particular. The Arun Valley line is a vital artery used by thousands of local residents and these investments will help preserve our rail infrastructure for years to come.

It’s brilliant news for our community that the government has made such a significant investment in our area. From April a further £27.5 billion of investment has been allocated for our rail network over the next five years. We recognise the vital role railways play in connecting our communities and boosting economic growth.”