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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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Police seek help tracing men after 20-year-old left with broken jaw and pelvis in Horley

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Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault near Horley train station earlier this month.

A 20-year-old man was left with a broken jaw and pelvis following the assault around 7.15pm on 9 February.

The victim, was travelling with three friends from East Croydon on their way back from Crystal Palace’s match with West Ham, when they became involved in a disagreement with a group of around 12 other men.

One of the suspects punched the victim’s friend outside Horley train station. The victim was also punched and kneed by two men.

A third suspect then punched the victim in the face, resulting in the broken jaw.

The suspects are described as follows:

Male, white, in his 20s, slim build, wearing a red t-shirt

Male, white, in his late 20s-early 30s, around 5ft 8, bald, wearing a grey Crystal Palace beanie

Male, white, early to mid 40s, bald.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Stoneham said:

“I’m hoping that someone recognises these three men as we would like to speak to them in relation to our ongoing investigation.

“The incident quickly escalated from a disagreement to the victim being punched in the face and left with serious injuries. We are appealing to anyone who has any information about it to come forward.”

If you recognise the men in these images, please call Surrey Police on 101 (999 in emergency), or tell us online via or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190015276.

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

For advice on how to stay safe on the streets, visit: https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/violence/

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