15 April 2015

Breeze Bus Service gears up for Summer!

The popular ‘Breeze Up to the Downs’ bus services which carry passengers to Brighton & Hove’s parks and countryside are gearing up for a busy summer with more buses and new seven-days-a-week services.

‘Breeze up to the Downs’ services are funded and managed by Brighton & Hove City Council, with contributions from The National Trust and the South Downs National Park Authority.

This year, additional funding from the 2 Parks Local Sustainable Transport Fund means that services 77 and 78 will run much more often.

From 20 April, service 78 to Stanmer Park will offer a peak time Monday to Friday service that has been requested by people who work, study and volunteer in Stanmer Park, along with a new off-peak Monday to Friday service for residents and visitors. On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays service 78 will continue to run hourly.

Service 77 will also run from Mondays to Fridays throughout the year, offering up to 7 departures a day and catering for the many weekday visitors to Devil’s Dyke.

At weekends, the Low Summer timetable will run from 19 April until 13 June, with up to two buses per hour on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

The High Summer service, from 14 June to 31 August, will run seven days a week and the timetable is improved to half-hourly - by adding a third bus to the route. Later evening buses will mean the last bus leaves Devil’s Dyke at 8.35pm.  Open top buses will work most daytime journeys.

Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon will continue to offer an hourly service on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

Following requests services 78 and 79 will see double decker buses running and each of them will have two bike spaces available.

If you’re travelling in from outside the city, take the train and get 2 single or return Breeze bus tickets for the price of one!  Just show your valid train ticket to the bus driver.

Full details of the new Breeze service timetables are available at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/breezebuses or  phone 01273 292480 to request new editions of the printed leaflets.

The leaflets are full of ideas for walks and other things to do, plus discounts at many cafes and pubs when you show your bus ticket!