New station concourse

Photo:The station roof, August 2012

The station roof, August 2012

Part of wider proposed changes, October 2012

As part of proposed changes at Brighton Station, the concourse is also to be radically reconfigured. All the changes together will cost £5m and it is hoped to make the station more user friendly while still protecting and enhancing its Victorian features.

Opening up the concourse

Southern and Network Rail are proposing to demolish the W H Smith 'portacabin'-type kiosk built in the 1970s in order to open up the concourse. The departure boards will be relocated to afford better views of the glass-roofed train shed and more ticket windows will be provided to speed up the seven million passenger journeys every year.

Other changes

There will also be a new waiting area and more retail outlets. If funding is available, the entrance/exit into Trafalgar Street might be reopened, allowing access and egress from and to the North Laine area, but this depends on negotiations between Southern Rail and UK Power Networks who own the small sub-station.

Wider changes at Brighton Station

For information about the wider changes proposed to the station area, see here.

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 218, September/October 2012]

This page was added on 17/10/2012.

The application was approved by the Council on 9 October.

By Sandy Crowhurst
On 29/10/2012

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