In some breaking news, we were advised this week that our local railway line is going to be electrified.
At a local commiunity rail partnership meeting, a spokesperson for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) who operate “Southern” services on the Uckfield Line told us that electric trains would be in Uckfield in the coming years.
We are waiting for a full press release from system operator Network Rail and GTR, with full time scales, and we will of course share this as soon as it is available here and through our social media channels.
This scheme invariably will cause some disruption to the line, while the works are done, of course we will let you, our followers and listeners know as soon as this is available.
When platform extensions were done some years ago, to allow for ten car class 171 trains to operate, these were done to the specification to allow twelve car electric trains later, so no further works for the stations are required.
We will soon be seeing trains like the one pictured, in Uckfield, fantastic news for our local line and businesses.