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Timetable changed so that Brighton to London train service can turn up on time

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“BrightonStation4682” by Clem Rutter, Rochester Kent – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

A popular commuter service from Brighton to London has been rescheduled, after figures showed that it arrived late every single day in 2014.

In a bid to improve the ‘on time’ figures, the 7.29 am Southern Rail train will now be scheduled to arrive in London three minutes later, and it will skip East Sussex stop Wivelsfield.

These changes are coming into effect as part of Southern Rail’s new summer timetable, which will begin on Sunday.

As part of the summer timetable changes, the rail firm is also scrapping the 6.56am service from Brighton to London Victoria.

Commuters have expressed concern over possible overcrowding.

Train services from Brighton to London are already depleted due to work taking place on the line to London Bridge.

Brighton is a popular place to live for people who work in London, but high rail prices and unreliable services can make the journey difficult.

People who use the Southern Rail service have taken to social media to express their frustrations:

 

 

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