RICHARD MADGE of Bexhill Rail Action Group explains an alternative proposal for Brighton-Ashford ‘Marshlink’ services

Running adjacent to rock armour beach defences at St Leonards, Class 171 No 171201 forms the 09.10 Brighton-Ashford International on 9 July 2017.
Antony Guppy

The ‘overlapping split’ is an alternative proposal made by rail user groups in response to plans by Govia Thameslink Railway and the Department for Transport to replace the through Brighton-Ashford service with two separate services – a Brighton-Hastings train and a Hastings-Ashford train. This would involve through passengers having to change trains at Hastings.

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