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- Children's Parade Saturday 4 May - Disruption to Bus Services
- New Sunday Bus Service to Ditchling Village and Crawley
- Stagecoach 700: Improved Sunday Service from 5 May
- Number 52 Bus: Woodingdean - Ovingdean - Marina
- Disruption to Bus and Rail Services
- Brand new expanded travel shop of 1 Stop Travel opening on 11 December 2012
- Bus Services Funded by Brighton & Hove City Council
- Temporary technical issue with new concessionary bus passes
- "Breeze" Services
Previous news and updates
- Autumn 2012 Bus Service Changes
- Council subsidised bus routes
- New PLUSBUS gives massive savings on combined rail & bus travel!
Children's Parade Saturday 4 May - Disruption to bus services
The Brighton Festival Children's Parade takes place on Saturday 4 May. Due to the closure of city centre roads, disruption will affect all services in the area between 10.30am and 12.45pm. Revised timetables will apply during that period - for full details please visit the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website. Please note that as there is also a football match on at the Amex Stadium on 4 May (kick-off 12.45pm) there are likely to be significant delays along the Lewes Road corridor and we advise anyone travelling to the match to allow significant extra time for their journey.
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
Stagecoach 700: Improved Sunday Service from 5 May
From 5 May Sunday buses will be more frequent on the 700 route (Brighton to Worthing, Littlehampton and Portsmouth) and there will be changes to the weekday timetable to improve reliability. For full details please follow this link: http://www.stagecoachbus.com/serviceupdatedetails.aspx?Id=7221
The Big Lemon Service 52: Woodingdean – Ovingdean – Brighton Marina
Spring and Summer Bus Service Changes
- Brighton & Hove Buses: Planned changes to services from 21 April ’13.
- Changes to Council-Funded Bus Services: view proposed timetable changes to service 52; details of minor changes to services 56, 57 and school service 95, plus Breeze up to the Downs news. The service 57 alterations include some significant changes to the Compass Bus commercial section.
- Other Planned Service Changes: find details of new weekend links to Sheffield Park Garden and the Bluebell Railway, operated by Compass Bus, plus minor changes to Stagecoach service 700.
- If you have any comments on bus service changes, please contact the Public Transport Team on (01273) 292480 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 by mid April. Full timetables will also be found at www.buses.co.uk by 2 April for Brighton & Hove Buses, or at www.traveline.info
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.
Autumn 2012 Bus Service Changes
Please view the details of:
- Council funded services from September 2012
- Brighton & Hove Buses Commercial Services from September 2012
- new and revised services between Brighton, Mid Sussex and Crawley operated by Countryliner and Metrobus.
Council-funded bus services just the ticket
New council-funded bus services started in September 2012 and passengers can use tickets across services provided by Brighton & Hove Buses, Compass and The Big Lemon.
The council has been working in partnership with local bus providers to enable passengers to get around conveniently and easily. It is also funding a number of bus services on routes that are not commercial but which provide a lifeline for those that use them, mostly in outlying areas.
All three operators of council-funded bus services are keen to make journeys as straightforward as possible. Cash fares will be in line with fares charged on the main bus routes. All Saver tickets can be used on services operated by the three companies.
This does not include the Key smart card because of technical difficulties, but Brighton & Hove Buses will continue to offer three month and one year paper versions of the saver ticket.
Councillor Ian Davey, chair of the city’s transport committee, said: “We are really pleased the bus service providers have agreed to enable passengers to use their tickets across services. We hope that it heralds the start of a new era of cooperation between the city council, all bus operators and the residents that will encourage even more people to use the excellent network provided by buses in the city.”
The only exceptions are that pre-purchased Savers will not be valid on school services 74 and 96, although Scholar passes issued by the council will be. Tickets issued on these services will only be valid for that service. Contracts for these services have been awarded for one year, so this arrangement helps to keep costs down.
All the other supported bus contracts are for four years. They include service 47 (now operated by Compass Travel) which travels from Brighton Station to East Saltdean and Service 52 which runs from Woodingdean to Brighton Marina, with connections to the city centre.
A contract was awarded to The Big Lemon to operate service 52 between Woodingdean and Brighton Marina. Service 47 provides a connection from Brighton Marina to people travelling to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the city centre and Brighton Station."Breeze" Services
Please follow this link for full details of what's on offer this Winter/Spring on the buses to Devil's Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditchling Beacon.
Previous news and updates
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.
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 £2 for a day’s bus travel to £250 for a whole year of unlimited city bus journeys. Please visit the following link for further details
When travelling to other towns and cities by train you can also add their local bus networks to your train ticket too! Please visit the following link for further details http://www.plusbus.info/
Bus Users UK
Bus Users UK is the new name for the National Federation of Bus Users, which 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 "Central Sussex" 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.
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