Rail damage causes issues between Brighton, Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne

People travelling by rail between four Sussex railway stations are set to face delays after a fault was found.

Sunday, 18th July 2021, 4:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 18th July 2021, 4:44 pm

Anyone travelling on Southern Rail between Brighton, Lewes Seaford and Eastbourne has been told their journeys will likely be disrupted.

Sussex roads affected as beach-goers flock to the coastEngineers are working to fix a damaged rail but repairs are not expected to be completed until about 5pm.

Southern Rail has been posting regular updates to its Twitter page.

Southern Rail
Southern Rail

A spokesman said: "Travelling between Brighton, Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne? It is likely your journey will be disrupted, so please check before you travel and allow extra time. You may also need to use an alternative route.

"Network Rail have identified a 'kink' in the third rail (this provides the electricity supply to our trains). Staff are on site now and working to fix this, but it may take some time.

"This means we can't run from Lewes towards Brighton (via Falmer) until further notice.

"Network Rail teams are working to fix the third rail damage, but we're not expecting this to be resolved until at least 17.00. We have requested replacement buses to attend Lewes and Seaford. For travel between Brighton and Lewes/Eastbourne, change at Haywards Heath."