The Sussex route, which includes the Brighton Main Line and its branch lines, is among the busiest and most congested in the country, carrying 3,800 trains every weekday
It’s also critical to the economy as it transports high volumes of leisure travellers to Brighton and other south coast resorts, as well as Gatwick Airport.
We've recently upgraded infrastructure as part of the Brighton Main Line Improvement Project, and we’re still investing heavily to continue improving services for passengers.
The Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme (CARS), will remove the most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s rail network, reducing delays and increasing capacity to meet future passenger demand. The £150m Gatwick Airport station redevelopment will deliver a much-needed capacity increase and improve passenger mobility and accessibility improvements which this critical international gateway deserves.
That's not all. We're investing in smaller but equally important upgrade projects right across the route. Find out more on the Sussex Upgrade Plan page.
Our lead train operators are Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) which operates Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern services. Together our priorities are to deliver up to 24 Thameslink trains per hour through the London core and remove the bottlenecks and ageing infrastructure that impact passenger journey times and service reliability on our route.
Route director, Sussex
Main railway lines
- Brighton Mainline from London Victoria and London Bridge to Brighton.
We work closely with local communities to promote safety by the railway. Find out more on our community safety page.
Projects in Sussex
Network Rail introduce new accessibility services to help deaf and blind passengers in the Southern region
Network Rail’s managed stations in the Southern region, are offering two new services to make the railway more inclusive. These services will benefit passengers who use British Sign Language (BSL) to help them keep up…
REMINDER: Upgrade works continue this Easter weekend in Sussex as Gatwick Airport station is transformed
Work on improving accessibility around the Gatwick Airport station will continue with track realignment and platform strengthening activity, which will allow wider platforms, more lifts, escalators and stairs to be installed. Enabling works will also…
Lockdown lift and start of spring sparks youth rail safety warning across South London, Surrey and Sussex
Shocking stats1 reveal that the lifting of lockdown in July 2020 prompted a surge in the number of trespass incidents on the railway in the South East Network Rail and British Transport Police urge parents…