Bus service changes

Bus Service Update - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Temporary bus service changes 8 July 2020

8 July 2020 – Updated to include changes to Compass Buses, CTLA, Cuckmere Buses, Wealdlink and Stagecoach.

Including updates to Autocar, Compass Travel, CTLA, Cuckmere Buses, North Wealden CTP, Rye & District and Stagecoach services.

It is the law that you must wear a face covering when travelling in England. Some people don’t have to wear a face covering for health, age or equality reasons.

Autocar

256 – normal service.

293/299 – normal service.

354 (Ticehurst-Wadhurst rail link) – Revised special timetable from 6 July due to amended Wadhurst train times. The morning journey is unchanged at 0705 from Ticehurst (Steelands), arrive Wadhurst Station 0720 to connect with 0729 train to London. Return buses to Wadhurst and Ticehurst will run at 1855 from Wadhurst Station (connecting with 1850 arrival from London) and 1925 from Wadhurst Station (connecting with 1920 arrival from London).

Battle Area Community Transport

Services remain suspended until further notice. Battle Area Community Transport are continuing for ways they may restart services safely. Please continue to check their Facebook page or website for further updates.

Bexhill Community Bus

All journeys withdrawn after 12.38pm. Saturday service withdrawn.

Brighton & Hove Buses

We advise you to check the Brighton & Hove Buses website for full details.

Routes 11X, 13X, 77, N12, N29 and schoolday only services are not running on any days. Special timetables on other services in East Sussex as follows:

12/12A – Saturday service with additional early morning journeys. A normal timetable operates on Sundays.

12X – special timetable running to a 20 minute frequency on Mondays to Saturdays.

14/14A/14C –four buses an hour between Peacehaven and Brighton, including one 14C journey per hour via County Hospital, and an hourly evening service. Four Journeys from Newhaven until 08:05 only. Late evening journey at 23:40 from Brighton Station returns to Newhaven A normal timetable operates on Sundays.

28/29- Monday to Saturday daytime service between Brighton and Lewes (Church Lane) generally every 15 minutes, Ringmer every 30 minutes, Uckfield every 30 minutes, Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells every hour. Sunday service generally every 30 minutes between Brighton and Lewes (Church Lane) with one or two buses an hour serving Ringmer. Two-hourly service to/from Uckfield, Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells.

79 – service restarts from Sunday 12 July, running to a special timetable on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Departures from Brighton (Old Steine) at 0945, 1045, 1145, 1255, 1405, 1515, 1625, 1735. Departures from Ditchling Beacon Car Park at 1015, 1115, 1220, 1330, 1440, 1550, 1700, 1810.

Compass Travel

We advise you to check the Compass Travel website for full details .

Most services that had been suspended re-started from 29 June, though to limited timetables on some routes. Increased frequencies were introduced on other routes from the same date. Details are below:

31/31A/31C – Monday to Friday school holidays timetable in operation on weekdays and normal Saturday timetable in operation on Saturdays.

119 – Monday to Friday school holidays timetable in operation on weekdays and normal Saturday timetable in operation on Saturdays.

120 – Normal Saturday afternoon timetable in operation. Cuckmere Buses is now running its morning and afternoon service on Tuesdays and Thursdays only (see Cuckmere Buses section).

121 – An amended service is now in operation, similar to the Saturday timetable but not serving Sheffield Park. This runs Mondays to Saturdays. Buses depart Newick (The Bull) at 0830, 1102, 1302, 1502, 1702 and 1802. The 1502 journey additionally serves Chailey School on school days. Buses depart from Lewes bus station at 0805, 1035, 1235, 1435, 1635 and 1735.

122 – Amended service, similar to the normal Saturday timetable though with an extra earlier journey on weekdays. Buses will depart Barcombe Cross at 0742 (not Saturdays), 1006, 1155, 1355, 1555 and 1730. The 1135, 1335 and 1555 journeys will return to Lewes via South Chailey and Plumpton Green. Buses will depart from Lewes bus station at 0720 (not Saturdays), 0935, 1135, 1335, 1535 and 1710, The 0935 will run to Barcombe via Plumpton Green and South Chailey.

123 – Operating to its Saturday timetable on Mondays to Saturdays.

125 – Reduced service running on Wednesdays only. This provides journeys from Lewes to Eastbourne at 09:30 and 12:30, and from Eastbourne to Lewes at 1040 and 1330. For Saturday service see Cuckmere Buses route 25.

126 – Monday to Friday school holidays timetable is in operation on weekdays. See the Cuckmere Buses section for news of their service 126 journeys and Compass service 119, above, for additional journeys between Alfriston and Seaford.

127 – Operating to its Saturday timetable on Mondays to Saturdays with the addition of an early journey on weekdays only at 0650 from Lewes bus station serving Landport and Malling estates.

128/129 – Operating to the normal Saturday timetable on Mondays to Saturdays.

143 – A reduced service running on Tuesdays and Thursdays only is now in operation. Buses depart Lewes bus station to Hailsham at 0915, 1130 and 1315, calling at Deanland Wood at 0944, 1159 and 1344. Buses depart on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Hailsham High Street at 1005, 1220 and 1405.

145 – Operating to its Saturday timetable on Mondays to Saturdays.

166 – Suspended. However, several Monday to Saturday journeys on route 122 are now running via Plumpton, linking the area to Lewes on Mondays to Saturdays. The first 122 journey is timed at Plumpton Green Station at 0951, running northbound, then continuing via South Chailey and Barcombe to Lewes. Subsequent journeys depart from opposite Plumpton Green Station at 1210, 1410 and 1610 and run southbound to Lewes via the Half Moon. Route 122 buses depart from Lewes to Plumpton at 0935, 1135, 1335 and 1535, with all except the first journey running via Barcombe and South Chailey first. See also routes 167 and 168 (below) for more journey opportunities on Mondays and Fridays. For those needing access to Princess Royal Hospital, between Haywards Heath railway station (Perrymount Road) and the hospital there are about five buses an hour Mondays to Saturdays daytime (routes 31A/31C, 33, 39, 270, 271, 272), with the bus journey taking around 7 minutes.

167 – A reduced service is in operation. The 0915 journey from Lewes to Burgess Hill runs on Mondays and Fridays only, returning from Burgess Hill at 1405. On Mondays only the 1000 and 1145 journeys from Burgess Hill and 1100 and 1310 journeys from Lewes are running as normal. The other 167 journeys are suspended until further notice.

168 – A reduced service is in operation running on Fridays only. This comprises the circular journeys departing Burgess Hill at 1000, 1030, 1230 and 1305.

228/229 – Operating to the normal Saturday timetable on Mondays to Saturdays.

231 – Monday to Friday school holidays timetable in operation on weekdays.

261 – Monday to Friday school holidays timetable in operation on weekdays.

Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA)

131 – service suspended.

132 – normal service resumes from Sunday 12 July.

246/248/249 – normal service.

Cuckmere Buses

Cuckmere Buses now have sufficient volunteer drivers willing to work so have resumed some limited services. Due to social distancing rules each Cuckmere Buses minibus will be limited in the number of passengers able to be carried.

We advise you to check the Cuckmere Buses website for full details.

25 - Normal Saturday service in operation. For route 125 on weekdays see the Compass Travel section
26 – This Sunday and bank holiday service is suspended.
36/37 – Service suspended.
38 – Service suspended.
40 - Tuesday service suspended. Normal Friday timetable.
41 - Tuesday service suspended. Revised Thursday morning service serving East Dean and Friston at revised times. Wannock and Jevington service remains suspended, as does the afternoon service.
42 - Normal Wednesday only service.
43 – Normal Monday service resumes from 6 July.
44 - Tuesday service suspended. A revised Thursday morning service serving Stud Farm at 0920, then 0927 Glen Close, and 1230 return. 1130 return and afternoon service suspended.
45 – Service suspended.
47 – The Ramblerbus service, which runs weekends and public holidays only, is suspended.
49 – Service suspended.
120 - Tuesday and Thursday service, running both morning and afternoon. The Cuckmere Buses Saturday morning service resumes from 11 July (Compass Travel’s Saturday afternoon service continues to operate normally). Cuckmere Buses 120 service suspended on all other days.
126 - Tuesday and Thursday service, running both morning and afternoon. The Saturday morning service resumes from 11 July. The Cuckmere Buses 126 service is suspended on all other days. Compass Travel’s services 119/126 journeys between Alfriston and Seaford are running to their school holiday timetables on all weekdays and their normal Saturday timetables on Saturdays.
195/196 - Service is again running from Waldron to Eastbourne with buses following the 196 route south of Rushlake Green via Cowbeech, Stunt’s Green and Herstmonceux. Bodle Street Green is not served at present.
H1/H3/H4 – Revised timetable, running on Mondays and Fridays mornings only. All afternoon services suspended. Wednesday and Saturday morning service also suspended.

Go Coach

234/238 – services suspended

Hams Travel

News of any re-start of limited school services will be communicated to schools, when information is available.

Metrobus

We advise you to check the Metrobus website for full details.

270 –Normal service.
271/ 272 – Normal service.
291 – Special hourly timetable on Mondays to Saturdays and normal Sunday service.

North Wealden Community Transport (Wealdlink)

224, 225, 226 – Normal services.

262 – Service suspended.

Wealdlink are operating a limited shopping delivery service for their service users. Contact Wealdlink on 01892 771332 if you need help.

Rambler Coaches

News of any re-start of limited school services will be communicated to schools, when information is available.

Rye & District Community Transport

326 – Now operating to a normal timetable on Mondays to Fridays. No service on Saturdays until further notice. The Rye and district dial a ride service continues to operate for those still needing to make vital journeys. For bookings telephone 01797 227722.

Seaford & District

News of any re-start of limited school services will be communicated to schools, when information is available.

Eastbourne Sightseeing Service – currently suspended.

Stagecoach

We advise you to check the Stagecoach’s website for full details.

Revised Monday to Saturday services in the Eastbourne area, including Polegate, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield, Mayfield and Rotherfield, are:

  • Loop - Sunday timetable with additional early morning journeys to help key workers travel. Buses up to about 17:30 are being duplicated on Mondays to Saturdays (2 buses will operate at the same time). Additional early morning journey from The Hydneye, Hampden Park to town via District General Hospital to help hospital workers who start at 7am.
  • 1/1A - Sunday timetable with additional early morning journeys to help key workers travel.
  • 1X – Special hourly timetable. Route 51 will also continue to serve Roebuck Park, so providing up to 2 buses an hour in combination with route 1X.
  • 3 – Special half-hourly timetable.
  • 4 – Service between Eastbourne town centre and District General Hospital, running to a special timetable.
  • 5/5A - Sunday timetable with some additional journeys.
  • 6 – Limited timetable. Route 54A (see below) provides an alternative service for Dittons Road and Polegate.
  • 51/251/252 - Sunday timetable with additional journeys. Several extra morning journeys as well as a later journey to and from Tunbridge Wells. Existing daytime journeys duplicated (2 buses will operate the same journey). From 12 July the first route 51 journey to Eastbourne, from Heathfield High Street at 06:44, will change to 06:54 on Mondays to Saturdays.
  • 54 – Special timetable running every 2 hours
  • 54A – Sunday timetable
  • 98/98A – Revised special timetable. The journeys between Bexhill and Hailsham allow for a change of bus at Hailsham (route 51) for passengers continuing to and from Eastbourne.
  • 99 - Special 30 minute timetable.

Service on Mondays to Saturdays in the Hastings area, including Bexhill, Ninfield, Battle, Robertsbridge, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Bodiam, Westfield, Northiam, Peasmarsh, Rye, Camber, Winchelsea:

  • 2 – Buses are running up to every 2 hours between Tenterden and Hastings.
  • 7 – The Saturday timetable is in operation on Mondays to Saturdays.
  • 20 – Special timetable with additional journeys between Hollington and Hastings town centre to help social distancing on busier journeys. From 12 July the first journey to Hollington will be re-routed via Castleham Industrial Estate.
  • 21/21A – Special half-hourly timetable with extra morning peak journeys.
  • 22/22A – Revised special timetable from 29 June.
  • 23/23B – Hourly service between Hastings town centre and Hollington Tesco via Filsham Valley. Morning peak 23B journey to Conquest Hospital is now running. For journeys via Elphinstone Road and Pilot Road, please see route 2.
  • 24 – Service suspended.
  • 26/26A – Special timetable now running to a 20 minute frequency in each direction.
  • 27 – The Saturday timetable is in operation on Mondays to Saturdays.
  • 28 - Sunday timetable with some additional early morning journeys for key workers.
  • 95/96/97 – normal Monday to Friday and Saturday timetable, operating to the school holiday schedule.
  • 98/98A – Revised special timetable. The journeys between Bexhill and Hailsham allow for a change of bus at Hailsham (route 51) for passengers continuing to and from Eastbourne.
  • 99 – special 30 minute timetable.
  • 100/101 - Sunday timetable with some additional early morning journeys from Rye for key workers. The first trip from Rye will have a second bus to help social distancing.
  • 102 – The Rye-Camber-Lydd Camp service is operating but on sunny days is subject to severe delays and change, due to the bus being blocked by parked cars in the Camber area on sunny days. On Mondays to Saturdays buses are scheduled to depart from Rye Station at 0902 then every 2 hours until 1902; and from Lydd Camp at 0802, 1015, 1215, 1415, 1615, 1815 and 1915.
  • 254/304/305 - special timetable operating every 2 hours linking Hastings with Hawkhurst and Tunbridge Wells.
  • 312/313 – Normal Monday to Friday and Saturday timetable, operating to the school holiday schedule.
  • 342 – Monday to Friday school holiday timetable.
  • 347 – The Saturday timetable is in operation on Mondays to Saturdays.
  • 349 – Normal timetable.

On Sundays a normal Sunday timetable will operate. Please note that route 102 on sunny days may be severely delayed or changed due to parked vehicles blocking roads in the Camber area.

The Big Lemon

We advise you to check The Big Lemon website for full details.

47 – Reduced timetable. Buses depart from East Saltdean, Bannings Vale, at 06:50, 07:30, 08:30, 10:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:35 and 19:35. From Brighton Station they run to East Saltdean at 07:57, 09:36, 12:36, 15:36, 17:48 and 18:48, plus a journey from Brighton Marina at 14:57.
57 – temporary timetable providing a mainly 2 hourly frequency on Sundays.