A RAIL company has encouraged customers and businesses to talk about the reliability of their trains at a series of events.

Network Rail will hold the consultations to discuss possible improvements to the Brighton Main Line.

They are currently developing proposals to remove the railway bottleneck at Croydon to deliver a step change in reliability for the 300,000 passengers who travel on the Brighton Main Line and its branches each day.

The plans would see the railway remodelled with new flyovers replacing junctions, and East Croydon station rebuilt with two extra platforms and better facilities for passengers.

The events will be held on December 10 and 11, between 4pm and 8pm, at the Brighthelm Centre in North Road, Brighton.