Goring-by-Sea footbridge

Network Rail invest in a new footbridge for Goring-by-Sea

Goring-by-Sea is currently receiving regenerative work from Network Rail as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan.

The footbridge is set to be refurbished to provide a safer way of crossing the railway.

Repairs include the restoration of staircase coverings, treads and metalwork to uphold the footbridge structure along with repainting and application of other protective coatings. 

The station was originally opened in 1846 in West Sussex and all services running through the station are operated by Southern.

Trains from the station run on an hourly basis to Brighton, a 2-hourly service to London Victoria, and an hourly service to Southampton Central. Trains from Goring-by-Sea can reach London Victoria in about 1.5 hours.

Passengers at Goring-by-Sea can also get on and off the full length of longer Southern trains thanks to platform extensions constructed by Network Rail and funded by the Department for Transport.

Built to sustain a new timetable during the construction of the £150m upgrades at Gatwick Airport station, longer trains are now opening their doors at Goring-by-Sea station.

The project is due to be completed in March 2021.

Shaun King, Sussex Route Director for Network Rail, said: “When the work is finished, this footbridge will provide station users with a much safer way of crossing the railway at Goring-by-Sea. Work to replace the footbridge has been carefully planned to not disrupt trains while the new bridge will serve the station and passengers for decades to come.”

Angie Doll, Managing Director for Southern and Gatwick Express, said: “On behalf of our Goring-by-Sea customers we welcome Network Rail’s major investments to improve services and safety here. This work will be complemented by our own network-wide station improvement programme, making Goring-by-Sea better for our passengers with new information screens, benches, a platform shelter and a ticket machine canopy.

“If you need to travel by train, rest assured we are working hard behind the scenes to keep trains and stations clean and safe. At all times please remember – hands, face, space. Wash your hands before and after each trip, wear a face covering and keep a safe distance from other passengers.”

Images: Network Rail 

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