The Shoreham Society is renewing pressure on Southern Railway and Network Rail to make the Shoreham station subway easily accessible from the street, allowing non-railway-users to cross when the gates are closed.

In a damning report published by the Society, committee member Adrian Towler accuses the rail companies of treating the people of Shoreham “very shabbily”.

The Shoreham Society has been trying for over two years to explore options with the rail companies, and there has been increasing dismay at the lack of progress.

Direct access to the subway from the street was removed in 1987. Since then countless people have expressed frustration at long waiting times at the crossing when barriers are down and have supported the idea of making the subway freely accessible to the general public again.

According to the Society’s report, it could be easily achieved if only the rail companies co-operated.

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Last modified: July 8, 2021