”Aww, it’s not for you. It’s more a Shelbyville idea.”

A record producer and businessman has called for a monorail system to be installed as an answer to growing congestion problems.

David Courtney, born and raised in Brighton, has renewed his call for a “seafront rapid transport system” to shuttle people along the coast between the city’s marina and Shoreham Airport.


Though his vision resembles a monorail, he does not like the term.

He said: “We try not to use the word monorail. Some people feel it’s a bit of an older expression.”


He accepts not everyone will be behind it and is keen on a referendum as a means of letting people decide.

I’d prefer a show-stopping musical number, but it’s your town, Brighton…