Bus service changes

  1. Bus Service Update - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Temporary bus service changes September 2021

Including information on schooldays services. Bus services are affected by Government announcements which have removed Covid-19 travel restrictions. Normal school service arrangements will re-start from the beginning of the new school year. The temporary arrangements where some journeys were to school/college students, and extra school/college buses provided (funded by Government), have been removed.

Government has removed the requirement to wear face coverings in law but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. This includes public transport and dedicated transport to school or college. Face coverings are not expected if you are exempt due health, age, or equality reasons.

Arriva

We advise you to check their social media or the Arriva website for full details and further updates.

  • 286 – Normal school-days only service.

Autocar

Please contact Autocar on 01892 833830 or by email autocar@wealdenpsv.co.uk for further updates.

  • 256 – Normal service.
  • 293/299 – Normal service.
  • 354 (Ticehurst-Wadhurst rail link) – Special timetable to connect with amended Wadhurst train times. The morning journey departs 0705 from Ticehurst (Steelands), arrive Wadhurst Station 0720 to connect with 0729 train to London. Return buses to Wadhurst and Ticehurst runs at 1855 from Wadhurst Station (connecting with 1849 arrival from London) and 1925 from Wadhurst Station (connecting with 1919 arrival from London).

Battle Area Community Transport

Please continue to check their social media or the BACT website for full details and further updates. Normal services are operating on routes B67, B71, B72, B73, B74, B75, B79. BACT expect to run their following day out East Sussex services B80, B82, B83, B88 from August onwards, for which they are now taking seat bookings. BACT’s Kent services to Tenterden, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells remain suspended, though they aim to restart them in September.

Bexhill Community Bus

We advise you to check the Bexhill Community Bus website for full details and further updates..

  • All services are running normally.

Brighton & Hove Buses

We advise you to check their social media or the Brighton & Hove Buses website for full details and further updates..

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

  • 12/12A – Normal service with some minor changes.
  • 12X – 20 minute frequency, Mondays to Saturdays.
  • 13X – Frequency increased to every 30 minutes daily, until 2 September, and also 4 September. The 13X winter timetable runs on Sundays and public holidays only, providing three journeys in each direction.
  • 14/14A/14C – 20 minute frequency, Mondays to Saturdays. A normal timetable operates on Sundays.
  • 28/29 - Revised timetables from 5 September. Journeys previously temporarily restricted to only school/college students will now be open to all passengers. Monday to Saturday daytime service between Brighton and Lewes town centre continues to be generally every 10 minutes; Lewes Church Lane 4 buses per hour; Ringmer every 30 minutes; Uckfield every 30 minutes; Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells generally twice an hour at weekday peak times and every hour off-peak and Saturdays. Sunday service generally twice an hour between Brighton and Uckfield, with one of these buses an hour serving Ringmer and the other bus an hour serving Isfield. Hourly service to/from Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells.
  • 76A – Normal schooldays service.
  • 79 – Revised temporary timetable, operating on Saturdays and Sundays only.
  • 92 – Normal service.
  • 492/494 – Normal schooldays service. The afternoon journeys are retimed to depart from Seahaven Academy at 1430.

Compass Travel

We advise you to check their social media or the Compass Travel website for full details and further updates.

  • 31,31A,31C – Revised timetable from 31 August with service 31 journeys serving the High Street in Cuckfield and 31A journeys serving Penland Road between Haywards Heath and Cuckfield. Afternoon journey serving Bolnore and America Lane now numbered 31B. Duplicate school buses withdrawn.
  • 119 – School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board. Minor changes to some times.
  • 120 – Normal Saturday afternoon timetable is in operation. Cuckmere Buses is now running its morning and afternoon service on Tuesdays and Thursdays plus its Saturday morning service (see Cuckmere Buses section).
  • 121 – School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board. Minor changes to some times. The 1445 journey now departs 5 minutes earlier and will serve Nevill Estate on request. Duplicate School Buses withdrawn.
  • 122 – Monday to Friday some minor changes to times. Revised Saturday timetable with journeys via Plumpton renumbered to service 124.
  • 123 – The temporary 0718 journey from Newhaven to Lewes withdrawn. School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board, minor changes to some other times.
  • 125 – School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board. Minor changes to some times.
  • 126– Normal service on Compass Travel journeys. See the Cuckmere Buses section for news of their route 126 journeys, and Compass Travel service 119 (above) for journeys between Seaford and Alfriston.
  • 127– The 0750 journey will now start at Station Street at 0751. Minor changes to some times in the afternoon.
  • 128, 129 – 1430 school days journey replaced by 121 at 1440 serving Nevill Estate on request. The school holidays 128 at 1502 replaced by a 128 journey at 1515. Some minor changes to some times in the afternoon.
  • 143 – Normal service, apart from the 1405 journey from Hailsham will not serve Harrisons Lane and Springett Avenue in Ringmer, or Church Lane and Tesco in Lewes.
  • 145 – Normal service.
  • 166 – The 0845 journey from Haywards Heath will additionally serve Plumpton College at 0914. The 1230 journey from Lewes will now operate 5 minutes earlier throughout. The 1535 from Warden Park, Cuckfield, will operate 10 minutes earlier throughout.
  • 167/168 – School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board, minor changes to some times.
  • 228/229 – A temporary timetable remains in place to allow for the works by South East Water at Walshes Road. School children only journeys return to school-day only and duplicate school buses withdrawn.
  • 231– School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board. Minor changes to some times. Duplicate School Buses withdrawn.
  • 261– School children only journeys return to school-day only and anyone can board, minor changes to some times. Duplicate School Buses withdrawn.
  • 492/493 – Normal schooldays services. An extra morning 492 journey will continue to be provided, but running 10 minutes early than the normal morning 492 journey. An extra afternoon 492 journey will no longer be provided. Pupils for the Denton Corner area in the afternoon must use the 492 service provided by Brighton & Hove Buses, which is operated by a high capacity double deck bus.

Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA)

We advise you to check their social media or CTLA for full details and further updates.

  • 131 – normal service reinstated from 21 June.
  • 132 – normal service.
  • 246/248/249 – normal service.

Cuckmere Buses

We advise you to check their social media or the Cuckmere Buses website for full details and further updates.

  • 25 – Revised route and timetable to this Saturday service from 17 July. Temporarily Glynde will not be served due to delays caused by roadworks between Lewes and Glynde. Route 125 will also not serve Firle Post Office, through it will continue to serve Firle Gates. 
  • 26 – Normal service, but the 1250 journey from Seaford will not serve Berwick Station due to the closure of Station Road.
  • 36/37– Normal service.
  • 38 – Normal service.
  • 40 – Normal service.
  • 41 – Normal service.
  • 42 - Normal service.
  • 43 – Normal service.
  • 44 – Normal service.
  • 45 – Normal service.
  • 47 – Ramblerbus service 47 is affected by the long term closure of Station Road, Berwick so is operating to a special timetable. This seasonal service runs until 31 October.
  • 49 – Normal service.
  • 120 - Normal service.
  • 126 – Normal service, but the Monday to Friday midday journeys will not serve Berwick Station due to the closure of Station Road.
  • 195/196 – Normal service.
  • H1/H3/H4 – Normal service.

Go Coach

We advise you to check their social media or Go Coach website for full details and further updates.

  • TW7 – Normal schooldays service.

Hams Travel

We advise you to check their social media or the Hams Travel website for full details and further updates.

  • U1/U2/U4/U5 – Normal schooldays service.
  • U3 – Normal schooldays service.
  • U19 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 258 – Normal schooldays service.

Metrobus

We advise you to check their social media or the Metrobus website for full details and further updates.

  • 270 – Minor timetable changes from 28 August.
  • 271/ 272 – Minor timetable changes from 28 August.
  • 291 – Minor timetable changes from 28 August.

North Wealden Community Transport (Wealdlink)

We advise you to check their social media or the Wealdlink website for full details and further updates..

  • 224, 225, 226 – Normal services.
  • 262 – Normal service.

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

Rambler Coaches

We advise you to check their social media or the Rambler website for full details and further updates.

  • 304 – Normal schooldays service. The duplicate bus will no longer be provided. Stagecoach’s route 304/305 continues to provide an alternative service between Hastings and Claverham College.
  • 342– Normal service. Stagecoach 342 journeys are also running normally.
  • 355 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 360, 361– Normal college days service.
  • 381– Normal schooldays service.
  • 382 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 383 – Normal schooldays service.

Rye & District Community Transport

  • 326 – 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

We advise you to check their social media or the Seaford & District website for full details.

  • 142 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 149 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 150 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 227 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 265 – This temporary additional school journeys between Heathfield High Street and Heathfield College will no longer be provided.
  • 266,267,268,269 – Normal schooldays services. The route of service 267 along Grove Hill will resume when East Sussex Highways have completed the cutting of overhanging tree branches.
  • 318 – Normal schooldays service. The temporary additional journeys between Laughton and King’s Academy will no longer be provided.
  • 331 – Normal schooldays service. The temporary duplicate journeys between Burwash Strand Meadow and Heathfield College will no longer be provided.
  • 468 – Normal schooldays service. The temporary duplicate journeys between Plumpton Green and Chailey School will no longer be provided.

Seven Sisters Bus & Coach

We advise you to check their social media or the Seven Sisters Bus & Coach website for full details and updates.

  • Eastbourne Sightseeing Service – Normal daily 30 minute service until 5 September. A 45 minute service will be provided form 6 September to 3 October.

Stagecoach

We advise you to check their social media or the Stagecoach website for full details and further updates.

Normal timetables are in operation with the following exceptions:

Eastbourne area, including Polegate, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield, Mayfield and Rotherfield.

  • 5,5A – Normal service.
  • 6,57,58 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 54 – Normal service.
  • 99 – Normal service. The additional school day only journeys for St Catherine’s College will no longer run.
  • 252 – Normal service. The duplicate bus from Mayfield to Heathfield College will no longer run.
  • 501 – Normal schooldays service.

Hastings area, including Bexhill, Ninfield, Battle, Robertsbridge, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Bodiam, Westfield, Northiam, Peasmarsh, Rye, Camber, Winchelsea.

  • 21/21A – Normal service. Journeys previously temporarily restricted to only school/college students will now be open to all passengers
  • 22 – Normal service. Journeys previously temporarily restricted to only school/college students will now be open to all passengers
  • 28 – Normal service. Journeys previously temporarily restricted to only school/college students will now be open to all passengers.
  • 66 – This Hastings seafront open top bus service will no longer run.
  • 70 – Normal college days service.
  • 73 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 74 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 95 – Normal service. Journeys previously temporarily restricted to only school/college students will now be open to all passengers. The temporary duplicate school journeys to and from Claverham College will no longer run.
  • 99 – Normal service. The additional school day only journeys for St Catherine’s College will no longer run.
  • 101 – Normal service.
  • 102 – On Summer weekends and bank holidays from 1 May until 5 September inclusive, this service will be diverted away from Camber and operate via Brenzett between Rye and Lydd. In its place for this period will be additional service 103, mainly running between Rye and Camber. This is due to the traffic conditions in the Camber area, so as to reduce delays to service 102 between Rye, Lydd and Dover.
  • 103 – Replaces service 102 to and from Camber on Summer weekends and bank holidays (see service 102 above).
  • 254 – Normal service. The temporary duplicate journeys for school students will no longer run.
  • 293 – Normal schooldays service.
  • 304 - Normal service. The temporary duplicate journeys for school students will no longer run
  • 313 – Normal service. Journeys previously temporarily restricted to only school/college students will now be open to all passengers.
  • 320 – Normal service. The temporary duplicate journeys for school students will no longer run.
  • 347 – Normal service. The temporary duplicate journeys for school students will no longer run.
  • 359 – Normal service. The temporary duplicate journeys for school students will no longer run.
  • 384 – Normal service. The temporary duplicate journeys for school students will no longer run.
  • 553 – Normal schooldays service.

The Big Lemon

We advise you to check their social media or the The Big Lemon website for full details and further updates.

  • 47– normal timetable
  • 57– normal timetable

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