Bus service changes

Rotherfield roadworks June to October 2019

As a result of pipework by South East Water there will be limited access to Rotherfield for larger vehicles from 24 June until 21 October (this is subject to the works schedule).

251/252 services

There is a free shuttle bus which is funded by South East Water to provide a link to the 251/252 services.

For updates and the timetable please see the Stagecoach website for details.

226 service

This service will divert between Rotherfield and Argos Hill via Mark Cross and the A267 and may be subject to delays.

224, 225 and 227 services

These services pass through the village and are all able to operate as normal during the initial phase of the work.

Bus service changes from September 2019

There have been some changes by bus operators, mainly to their commercial services. These include:

  • Compass Travel introducing some relatively minor changes from 1 September in the Lewes area;
  • Stagecoach revising their Eastbourne routes, which also include services to Beachlands, Pevensey, Westham, Polegate and Willingdon from 8 September;
  • Brighton & Hove Bus Company’s changing routes 28/29/29B serving Brighton, Lewes, Ringmer, Isfield, Uckfield, Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells from 22 September.

The individual bus route amendments in each area are detailed in the below documents:

Eastbourne Coachways Bus Services July 2019

Eastbourne Coachways runs bus services primarily in the Bexhill and wider Rother area, a number of which are contracted to East Sussex Council.

Eastbourne Coachways will be stopping their bus and coach services from Thursday 25 July. This is as a result of the Traffic Commissioner’s decision to withdraw their PSV operator’s licence, having investigated concerns relating to business links between Eastbourne Coachways and Renown Transport Services. Renown Transport Services cancelled their bus services in October 2018, without giving the required amount of notice to the Traffic Commissioner.

The increased cost to the County Council of funding these services has previously been highlighted and so they were already due to be reviewed. We have taken action to secure replacement services with effect from 25 July. As a result of competitive tendering, contracts to run the replacement services are being awarded to Stagecoach. There will be some reductions so that they are affordable within the County Council’s limited budget.

The changes to individual bus services are explained in the document below, which also includes the new timetables.

Eastbourne Coachways replacement bus services