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London-Brighton Railway Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 37855, tabled on 23 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what date he plans to make a decision on upgrading the Brighton Main Line.

Answered on

31 May 2016

Later this year, the rail industry will present its initial advice on investment needs for the national network, for 2019 onwards. On the basis of this advice, Government intends to articulate its emerging priorities for improvements to the national network (including possible upgrades to the Brighton Main Line) during 2017.

The Thameslink Programme is already delivering a significant upgrade to the Brighton Main Line – including the major redevelopment of London Bridge station – which, from 2018 will provide more capacity and more journey options for passengers.