Category "Transport"

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A27 East of Lewes

Highways England, responsible for improving and maintaining the trunk road network, have been consulting on a range of possible schemes aimed at speeding up journey times and reducing accidents on the A27 between Lewes and Polegate. Here is a link […]

A better rail service for Cooksbridge?

Govia Thameslink Railway, which includes Southern Rail, is currently carrying out a public consultation on possible timetable revisions (this is for beyond the current strikes!)   The Society has responded to the consultation as follows:   During the previous round […]

A27 Chichester Bypass

Highways England is undertaking a public consultation on options for improving the A27 Chichester Bypass. The Society has submitted the following comments: These are the views of the South Downs Society in response to the current open consultation on the […]

What next for the A27?

On Monday 7 March this Society issued the following press release: Back On the Right Road  The announcement by Highways England that they are no longer considering building a new A27 expressway north of Chichester has been welcomed by the […]

A27 Chichester Bypass: Road to Ruin?

The Society has issued the following press release in connection with proposals for a new expressway, northern bypass for Chichester: Road to Ruin? “The South Downs National Park would be severely damaged by a Chichester northern bypass” says the park’s […]

A Transport Plan for East Sussex

The Society has today submitted comments on an “Implementation Plan 2016/17 – 2020/21” for East Sussex’s Local Transport Plan. As the authority responsible for highways and transport planning across the county — including the East Sussex part of the national […]

SDS asks for more stopping trains for national park

The South Downs Society, in responding to a timetable consultation by GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) Southern, has pressed for more frequent stopping trains at  Amberley, Cooksbridge and Southease for the benefit of local residents and visitors to the national park. […]

The Society presses case for rail infrastructure

In response to a recent consultation by Network Rail on its Sussex Area Route Study, the Society submitted the following comments: “These are the comments of the South Downs Society, the national park society for the South Downs National Park. […]

An improved A27? Grounds for concern and caution.

National park “Friends” group, the South Downs Society, today expressed a mix of concern and caution over government’s controversial plans to invest in major expenditure on the A27 trunk road in Sussex. Said Society chairman, Robert Cheesman, “Our focus is […]