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Brighton Kemptown MP to meet Transport Secretary on Monday

Gary Hart January 28, 2017

Simon Kirby MP will meet with the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP and representatives from the BML2 Project Group on Monday morning.

BML2 is a proposal among other things to create a second Brighton Main Line to London to relieve pressure on one of the country’s most overcrowded rail routes, for the benefit of Brighton commuters travelling into London and restoring a rail link between Uckfield and Lewes.

The project aims to provide improvements for passengers between Brighton and London as well as creating the conditions for regeneration, relieving housing pressure, increasing investment and creating employment from the South Coast to East and South-East London and beyond.

Simon Kirby MP
Simon Kirby MP

Mr Kirby, said: “I met with members of the BML2 Project Group last year and was pleased to arrange this meeting with the Transport Secretary. I believe that this project could be a long-term solution to resolving some of the problems on the existing line.”