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Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL8242, tabled on 4 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the assessment made in the London and South Coast Rail Corridor Study conducted for the Department for Transport, how much they estimate restoring the Uckfield to Lewes rail line would cost.

Answered on

18 June 2018

High-level estimated costs to reinstate closed rail lines between Lewes and Uckfield range from £150m to over £1billion, depending on scope of the scheme. The London & South Coast Rail Corridor Study concluded there is no case for Government to progress development, but interested parties, including local authorities, may wish to work to improve the viability of such schemes. Any proposal presented to Government would need to be consistent with the new rail network enhancement pipeline.