Croydon remodelling refined

 

Network Rail is pressing on in the development of plans for upgrading the Brighton main line, despite the many uncertainties regarding the state of the world post-Covid.

The project on the route that is furthest advanced is the £150 million scheme for the upgrading of Gatwick Airport station, with the May 2020 timetable reshaped to give possession times for a planned two-year construction period at track level. Works at concourse level will be completed in 2023.

Complex trackwork: a trio of Class 387s approach East Croydon with a down Gatwick Express service on 15 February 2017.
Steve Hobson

The plan at Gatwick is to make the current concourse entrance-only and to provide a new concourse for alighting passengers. Platforms are to be widened and new lifts and escalators provided for step-free access.

Next on the list are upgrades at Reigate, where a third, terminating platform is planned, and Norwood Junction, which is the first stage of the Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme (CARS).

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