More trains with extra carriages are set to run for Brighton Pride 2024 celebrations.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the operator managing Southern and Thameslink services, has confirmed that there will be extra resources to help people get to and from the event this year.

This means there will be more trains and additional carriages.

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The organisers of Brighton Pride said this will boost capacity and is thanks to GTR's resilience plans.

Paul Kemp, managing director of Brighton and Hove Pride, said: “We welcome the news of strengthened train services and the resilience planning.

"We have had many months of planning meetings with GTR, and we are grateful to the whole team for committing time and effort to plan the best possible services over this summer’s Pride weekend.

"Train services into our city are essential for tourism all year round, as well as for the future success of Pride.

“We’ve also added the option of booking protection on all Pride events for extra customer reassurance.

“We are excited to work more collaboratively with GTR and expect this year to be one of the best for Pride in the city.”

Chris Fowler, head of network operations at GTR, said: “With so many fantastic things to see and do across Brighton and Hove Pride weekend, we’re really looking forward to bringing people to and from the city to celebrate Pride.

"As this is a large scale event, we’re again working incredibly closely with event organisers and city partners to ensure Pride visitors can have lots of fun, whilst keeping safe."

More information about the services available across this weekend will be accessible at the end of July.

The news comes after last year's event saw travel disruption.

The organisers said that if industrial action is put in place again like last year, there will be plans to try to make sure this does not disrupt the weekend.

A spokesman for Brighton Pride 2024 said: "While Pride does not run the trains, we have been working collaboratively with the train operator.

"While we very much hope it will not be needed, Govia Thameslink Railway has resilience plans in place so that Brighton station would still be served if we faced a similar scenario in 2024."