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Sussex rail repairs on target for Monday reopening

Network Rail has said that work to repair landslips at Stonegate, Whatlington and Battle have progressed well and rail services from Hastings to Tonbridge will resume on Monday.

“We have now restored the track across the most serious of the landslips, at Stonegate, after delivering more than 10,000t of stone to repair the damage, and by Monday Southeastern will be able to get their trains running again across all three repaired slips,” said Network Rail route managing director Fiona Taylor

“It has been a huge effort from our dedicated engineers and contractors, in often atrocious conditions, and my thanks go to them and to the passengers for their patience.

“There will need to be more work on the route in the coming months, although very much less disruptive, as we get to grips with the remaining damage at other locations.”

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