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Three Bridges to Brighton line to close for 9 days in a row

The nine-day closure period is part of 21 closures the line will be having through Jan’19 to May ’19.

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Delays and cancellations all seem to be part of the tribulations of using the railway these days.

But customers who regularly use the Three Bridges to Brighton or Three Bridges to Lewes service are in for a dire time next year when as part of the engineering works required the line will be closed for 9 sold days in a row.

There have regular closures throughout October and several in November so far and with another 21 to come in the new year this latest news means passengers will have no option but to find alternative forms of transport during the week.

The closures dates are:

6th Jan

9th and 10th Feb

16th to 24th  Feb

2nd and 3rd March

23 and 24th March

30th and 31st March

6th and 7th April

5th May

For each of these dates there will be no trains between Three Bridges and Brighton or Lewes.

Whilst a bus service will replace the trains during this time Network rail have said that passengers should allow plenty more time for their travel.

You can find out more at http://www.brightonmainline.co.uk/

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Serious collision causes A23 to close and chaos on the roads around Crawley

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The accident occurred at approximately 5:40am this morning (15th Aug).

The driver and one passenger were making their way along Crawley Avenue from the Gossops Green direction when they lost control of the car as they approached Ifield Roundabout.

This caused the vehicle to have its collision and end up on the other side of the roundabout on the grass verge.

Whilst the driver was uninjured the passenger did suffer significant injuries to their arm although not thought to be life threatening.

An ambulance attended and the injured passenger was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The car ended up on the grass verge and footpath.

Due to the fact the collision started before Ifield Roundabout Police had to close off the A23 Crawley Avenue from the Gossops Drive junction all the way to Tushmore Roundabout in a clockwise direction so that they could conclude their investigation.

There was significant traffic chaos around Bewbush and Gossops Green as a result as drivers tried to wind their way through the smaller roads.

A 23-year-old woman from East Grinstead has been arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving, and remains in police custody at this stage.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw the Corsa being driven in the area beforehand, is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 194 of 15/08.

The roads were expected to be reopened once the damaged car was collected at approximately 9:30am.

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