Council leader slams closure

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THE ongoing closure of the Hastings to London line is ‘not acceptable’ claims a council leader, who is calling on the Government to intervene.

Cllr Jeremy Birch, leader of Hastings Borough Council, has written to Network Rail and the Department for Transport asking that the railway line between Hastings and Tonbridge is given the importance it deserves.

Cllr Birch said: “We are very frustrated indeed that our main line to London remains closed because of a landslip at Whatlington, between Robertsbridge and Battle, despite an announcement that it would reopen on March 3.


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