A new integrated travel map has been unveiled at Seaford Station to signpost walking, wheeling, cycling and bus routes accessible from the station.
The improved onward travel information is designed to provide better signposting to help rail passengers with a range of options to continue their sustainable travel journeys, encouraging them to explore the town and venture into the areas beyond, including the South Downs National Park with its iconic views of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs and Coastguard Cottages.
The map on the station platform highlights places to visit and how to reach them, and there are also printed leaflets with a smaller version of the map and additional information for travellers.
The map was officially launched at a special ceremony on Thursday 17 August, attended by funders, partners and supporters.
The project was funded through Community Rail Network’s Integrated and Sustainable Travel Fund, along with partners Living Streets, CoMoUK and the Department for Transport. Additional funding came from South Downs National Park Authority and Southeast Communities Rail Partnership.
Further project partners included Brighton & Hove Buses, Seaford Town Council, Seaford Community Partnership and Southern Railway. The map and leaflets were designed and produced by Riffle & Pool Press.
Jools Townsend, chief executive of Community Rail Network, said: “We are delighted to have supported this project helping to bring better, greener, more joined-up travel to Seaford, combining rail with buses, walking, wheeling, and cycling. Across the community rail movement, we believe strongly in empowering communities and enabling healthy, climate-safe, happy journeys – and we understand the benefits this can bring.”
Stephen MacCallaugh, Southern Railway’s Head of Stations, said: “We’re passionate about encouraging sustainable travel for work and leisure, so we’re delighted to support Southeast Communities Rail Partnership’s initiative, which highlights Seaford Station as a hub for environmentally friendly visits to the area’s many attractions.”
Emily Summers-Mileman, Interpretation and Place Officer for the South Downs National Park, said: “Seaford Station is such a wonderful steppingstone into the National Park and this project has really enhanced the information and resources we’re offering visitors.
“There are so many opportunities to travel sustainably in the National Park, whether that be by walking, cycling, taking the bus or train, and we want to spread the word about how accessible this treasured landscape is for everybody.”
The leaflets are available on request from the Seaford Station ticket office and Seaford Town Council / Tourism Information offices at 37 Church Street, as well as in digital form here.