BREAKING: Eastbourne station roadblock to be removed


A controversial roadblock at Eastbourne Railway Station is to be removed within days.

Temporary bollards have been in place in Station Parade and Terminus Road preventing taxis turning right to the east of the town when they leave the newly constructed railway station hub.

It led to complaints from customers as it meant taxis could only turn left when leaving the new rank and passengers wanting to go north in Upperton or west into Grove or Southfields Roads had to take a mile or more long detour around the town via Ashford Road resulting in a large increase in fares on every journey.

But this week East Sussex County Council said the temporary barriers would be removed imminently.

A spokesperson said, “The plastic bollards were installed as a temporary safety measure while work was being carried out the station forecourt.

“As motorists and pedestrians would be unfamiliar with the new layout, it was decided to leave the bollards in place during the busy festive period.

“We plan to remove some of the bollards imminently to allow taxis to turn right out of the new taxi rank.

“We will shortly be putting in place a permanent solution to ensure that taxis are able to turn right out of the forecourt, and prevent other motorists using this section of the road to perform U-turns.”

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