CAMPAIGNERS said they have been encouraged by the level of public support for their bid to reopen tracks between Lewes and Uckfield.

Railfuture’s Bridge The Gap campaign to reopen the rail link attracted “widespread support in a well-attended event” in Lewes Town Hall, according to organisers.

Campaigners want to see the restoration of the missing rail link through Uckfield, Crowborough and Edenbridge to London and argue a new Lewes loop running alongside the A27 is also needed. For more details, visit railfuture.