Bus service changes

Changes to Compass Travel service from 7 January 2019

Compass Travel is unable to continue to provide all of their current provision of services due to financial pressures. This has been caused by higher fuel and insurance costs, along with reduced levels of income because of declining passenger numbers. The County Council’s own financial pressures mean that we are not able to provide additional funding for bus services.

Several services have few or no changes, with the main alterations affecting the worst performing journeys. Further information can be found in the documents below. Timetable details will be available from Compass Travel’s website.

Service 143 and 44 update 24 December 2018

Due to the withdrawal of the section of Compass Travel service 143 between Hailsham and Eastbourne via Polegate and Wannock, Cuckmere Buses has agreed to alter its route 44 to Eastbourne via Langney to serve Wannock on Tuesdays and Thursdays. From 8 January, service 44 journeys will serve Wannock, departing the Glen Close bus stop at 09:27 (Tuesday and Thursday), 13:47 (Thursday) and 14:04 (Tuesday). Buses return from Eastbourne Cornfield Road at 11:30 (Thursday), 12:30 (Tuesday) and 16:05 (Tuesday and Thursday). Concessionary passes will be valid on the 09:27 journey.

Service 50 update 24 December 2018

Cuckmere Buses is again running its special service 50 on 1 January 2019 when Stagecoach will not be operating services in the Eastbourne area. This year, the service will link north Hailsham, Hailsham Town Centre, Polegate, Willingdon, Eastbourne Town Centre, Seaside, St Anthony’s, Sevenoaks Road and Langney Shopping Centre, running hourly between approximately 09:00 and 17:30. Full details can be viewed on the organisation’s website, cuckmerebuses.org.uk.

Service 227 update 24 December 2018

From 7 January, schoolday service 227 between Five Ashes, Rotherfield and Crowborough will be operated to an unchanged timetable by Seaford and District Motor Services.