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Eastbourne Pier re-opens as stormy weather eases but some commuters still face travel chaos

The pier closed yesterday (Wednesday February 5) due to strong winds but re-opened after a few hours.

The pier closed yesterday (Wednesday February 5) due to strong winds but re-opened after a few hours.

The stormy weather has eased slightly but some commuters still face travel chaos after high winds and heavy rain affected train lines.

The poor weather overnight on Tuesday led to delays and disruption for motorists and commuters yesterday (Wednesday).

Rail passengers travelling between Eastbourne and Ashford International faced severe disruption due to shingle and flooding affecting the line between Bexhill and Hastings and a landslip between Newhaven Harbour and Seaford was also causing chaos for commuters.

Eastbourne Pier closed yesterday (Wednesday) as a precaution due to the strong winds but re-opened after a few hours and it was back to business as usual with revellers able to head to Atlantis Nightclub in the evening. The weather did not see any damage caused to the pier.

Today (Thursday) the stormy conditions have eased slightly and a spokesperson for Southern Railway said a full train service was planned for today, adding, “The line between Bexhill and Hastings was cleared overnight and services are running normally this morning.”

However, repair work is underway on the Hastings line between Robertsbridge and Battle following a landslip which occurred on Monday and the line is set to be closed for up to two weeks while extensive repair work takes place.

Southeastern said a revised service is in operation on the Hastings line with a shuttle train service between Hastings and Battle.

For more information visit: www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

 

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