The group which promotes train travel on the Seaford to Brighton rail route has a new Vice-Chair.

Lucy Lisle, Sustainability and Travel Manager at the University of Brighton, was chosen by members of the Sussex Downs Line Community Rail Partnership.

She said: “I’m delighted to strengthen the University’s links with the Southeast Communities Rail Partnership and support the Sussex Downs Line as Vice-Chair.

“The University is committed to encouraging and enabling our students and staff to travel sustainably and with excellent rail links to our campuses, being part of this group enables us to work with local stakeholders and communities to support use of the railway. As Vice-Chair I’m looking forward to supporting the groups and sharing the fantastic activities happening along the Sussex Downs Line”.

Sussex Downs Line Chair Norman Baker said: “We welcome Lucy to the position of Vice-Chair and look forward to working with her to continue to promote sustainable and active travel along the line. She has already shown a commitment to improving access to our stations and working collaboratively to connect communities to their railways.”

Lucy replaces former Lewes town councillor Stephen Catlin who died in June 2023.

Photo: Sussex Downs Line Vice-Chair Lucy Lisle. Credit: Mike Porter

Woman smiling stands on stairs at railway station with train on tracks in background