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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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‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.

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Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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