RAILWAYS ACT 2005Notice ID: MF0536322
Department for Transport
RAILWAYS ACT 2005
PROPOSAL BY OPERATOR TO CLOSE NEWHAVEN MARINE STATION
Network Rail has notified the Department for Transport that it proposes to close Newhaven Marine station.
Under section 29(7)(a) of the Railways Act 2005, the Secretary of State, as the relevant railway funding authority, is required to carry out a consultation concerning any proposal to discontinue the use of a station.
This notice is made in compliance with the statutory requirements in Schedule 7 to the Railways Act 2005 and relates to the closure of the following station: ? Newhaven Marine station, which is located on a
short branch immediately south of Newhaven
Harbour station. Following the Railways Closures Guidance 2006, Network Rail, as network operator, has carried out an initial assessment of whether retaining the existing station as part of the national rail network represents value for money. Network Rail concluded that closing Newhaven Marine station and keeping the track as a siding for berthing trains, as now, but also for freight train access to Newhaven Port where a new dock and freight handling facility is due to open, offered better value for money. It is proposed that, subject to successful completion of the closure process, the station will be closed, on or after 26 September 2020.
Anyone wishing to see Network Rail's initial assessment, and a summary of it, may view the consultation document on the Department for Transport's website at
The consultation document may also be inspected at the Department for Transport's offices at Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR. Alternatively, copies can be obtained from Andrew Johnson at the same address or by email fromNewhavenMarine.Consultation@dftgov.uk
Copies will be provided free of charge. Representations about the proposal should be sent to:NewhavenMarine.Consultation@dft.gov.uk
or Newhaven Marine Station Consultation, Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR no later than 19 April 2020.