Local Conservatives have welcomed the news that peak train services will return to Preston Park earlier than planned.
Govia Thameslink Railway has confirmed that two peak services will start calling at Preston Park within a matter of weeks.
This follows strong representations from local Withdean Councillor Nick Taylor and the Conservative Group at Council meetings.
Commenting Nick said: “This is great news for the local community which has been struggling for months to see the return of these train services. For months I have been lobbying Govia on behalf of local residents. Although we have further to go before things are back to normal this is encouraging news.”
Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Tony Janio added “A strong economy relies on good transport links yet the residents of Brighton and Hove have been forced to deal with a less than adequate train service in recent years to put it lightly. This, however, is a really positive step in the right direction and so let’s hope it continues.”