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Spring/Summer Bus Service Changes

Changes to bus services are planned for April.  As well as commercial bus routes, there are details of changes to some council-funded services and information on new or amended services run by Community Transport, Compass Travel and theSussexBus.com  

The council’s public transport team will be pleased to receive your comments on bus service changes, or any other public transport issues.  Comments will be taken into account when reviewing the bus services which the council funds, and will also be passed on to the relevant company if they concern commercial services.

Full timetables for all services will be published in the Summer edition of Bus Times, which will be widely available from early April.  Full timetables will also be found at www.traveline.info or on bus operators’ websites.

If you have any questions, or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the council’s public transport team.

Disruption to Bus and Rail Services

In the event of bad weather or other problems, you can check how buses and trains are running at www.buses.co.uk or www.traveline.info  or http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/  Alternatively, you can phone traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or Brighton & Hove Buses on (01273) 886200 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

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New Sunday Bus Service to Ditchling Village, Cuckfield, Staplefield and Crawley from 26 May 2013

Starting Sunday 26 May, Metrobus service 271 will offer a new link between the city and Ditchling Village. Running every 2 hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays, the 271 will also serve Clayton, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, Staplefield and Crawley. For full details please visit www.metrobus.co.uk/new271

52 bus route to be extended

The route of the 52 bus, which is the only service to Ovingdean and Downs Valley Road in Woodingdean, is to be extended.  The changes to the route and timetable will happen on 16 September.

Following the recent consultation with residents in Woodingdean and Ovingdean, all the 52s will now travel on to the city centre, serving the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Old Steine area, and (at peak commuter times) Brighton Station. To make this possible, the frequency of the buses will change to every 90 minutes, instead of every hour.  The 52 bus route will continue to serve Brighton Marina, except during the morning peak.

Residents were asked their views on three options; to provide peak time buses to the city centre with two continuing to the station, with no buses to the Marina at peak times; all journeys provided to the city centre, with some peak time buses also continuing to the station which would mean services every 90 minutes instead of every hour and not serving the Marina in the morning peak; or no change.

The results were as follows:  31% chose the option of peak time buses to the city centre; 37% opted for every bus to go to the city centre, but with reduced frequency and 32% voted for no change.  This means that of the 242 people who responded, two thirds voted for the route to be extended.

The Big Lemon took over the contract for the 52 bus route, which is funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, in September 2012.  Here is a link to a preview of the new timetable from 16 September.

Changes to bus services are planned for September 2013.
 

  • View details of changes to Brighton & Hove Bus Company’s services
  • View details of changes to council-funded services 16 & 66 (Compass); 52 (The Big Lemon) and 72, 74, 77, 78, 79, 81C, 91 and 96 (Brighton & Hove Buses).

The council’s public transport team will be pleased to receive your comments on bus service changes, or any other public transport issues.  Comments will be taken into account when reviewing the bus services which the council funds, and will also be passed on to the relevant company if they concern commercial services.

Full timetables for all services will be published in the Autumn/Winter edition of Bus Times, which will be widely available from early September.  Full timetables will also be found at www.traveline.info or on bus operators’ websites.

Council subsidised bus routes

Seventeen loss-making bus routes in Brighton & Hove will be kept running by council subsidies. We have saved as many services as possible and less than 0.33% of the bus network in the city will be affected by these changes, despite severe government cuts.

Find out more about the recent decisions around bus routes funded by the council.

New PLUSBUS gives massive savings on combined rail & bus travel!

If you’re travelling to Brighton & Hove by train, you can throw in the freedom of the city’s bus network for an amazingly low price.  Adding the local buses to your train ticket is around 50% cheaper than buying bus travel separately!  Prices vary from £3.30 for a day’s bus travel to £290 for a whole year of unlimited city bus journeys. For more information, go to
www.buses.co.uk/tickets/plusbus.aspx.

When travelling to other towns and cities by train. you can also add their local bus networks to your train ticket too! For further details, go to www.plusbus.info

Bus Users UK

Bus Users UK  has been representing bus passengers' interests since 1985. The new Bus Users website will tell you more about Bus Users UK, how to contact the local "Brighton Area Buswatch" group - and membership.

Bus Times in large print

We can provide large print versions of  "Brighton & Hove Bus Times" for visually impaired people. If you would like a copy please contact the Public Transport Team on (01273) 292480 or email local.transport@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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