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Uckfield line platform extensions

Uckfield Line Train & Platform Lengthening

Southern and Network Rail have worked together to introduce 10-coach trains between Uckfield and London Bridge.  

The 12 additional carriages will effectively create 14 extra carriages overall during the morning peak as the first train arriving in London Bridge then returns to Uckfield arriving back again later in the peak. This will mean a 50% increase in capacity on the line during the morning peak.

This first of the 10-coach trains will run on Monday 25 July, with the others following in the coming weeks.

The platform work

Before 10-coach trains could operate on this route, all 12 platforms from Edenbridge Town to Uckfield were lengthened. Eight of the 12 platforms were doubled in length.

Trains

The units underwent corrosion repair and external painting following an initial major overhaul by our engineers at Selhurst depot in south London. This included work on the engines, the wheelsets, modifications to the driver’s cab system, a full internal refurbishment of the carriages and new electronics to allow the additional units to 'communicate' with existing trains.