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Service 25 revised timetable from Saturday 15th August

As we will not be serving Charleston Farmhouse until it re-opens in spring 2021, service 25 will operate to a revised timetable from Saturday 15th August. Please note that times at some stops will be 6 minutes earlier.
Revised timetable: Service 25 from 15th August

Service 41 affected by road works in East Dean on Tuesday 11th August.

On Tuesday 11th August we regret that service 41 will be unable to serve Hillside and Peakdean Lane due to resurfacing works.

More services resuming in August, updated 6th August

  • Service 26 resumed on Sundays only (not Bank Holiday Mondays) from Sunday 2nd August.
  • Service 41 is operating to a revised timetable on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from Tuesday 4th August, with service resumed over the full route including Jevington and Wannock.
  • Service 44 is operating to a revised timetable on Tuesday and Thursday from Tuesday 4th August, with 1 bus from Stud Farm, please note the later return journey.
  • Service 47 resumed on Sundays only from Sunday 2nd August operating to a reduced timetable with the first journey from Berwick Station at 1100, then hourly until the last journey at 1500. Service 47 remains suspended on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
  • Hailsham services resumed on Wednesday mornings from Wednesday 5th August (in addition to Monday and Friday mornings).
  • Hailsham services resume on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from Wednesday 12th August (Monday afternoon services remain suspended).

Services 25, 26 & Berwick - Hailsham Town services diverted until further notice due to roadworks at Polegate

Due to road works on the section of A2270 from Cophall roundabout to the A27 intersection at The Thoroughbred, some of our services are diverted. We do not know how long the roadworks are scheduled to take so these diversions are until further notice.

Services 25 and 26 towards Eastbourne are diverted to turn right from A27 onto A2270, left at the Horse and Groom into High Street, turn in the station approach road and resume normal service from the Polegate Station stop.

Service 25 towards Lewes and service 26 towards Seaford will travel to the Medical Centre stop (further up High Street) then turn at the mini roundabout at the Hailsham Road intersection (or turn via Albert Place, Albert Road and Victoria Road) return via High Street to Horse and Groom traffic lights, right onto A2270 then left onto A27 to regain normal route.

The positioning journeys from and to Berwick Station for the Hailsham Town services will also divert away from the A27 and operate from Berwick to Upper Dicker, then past Michelham Priory and Arlington Road West, A22 then Diplocks OR south on A22 to the South Road junction and resume normal route.

Service resumption from Monday 15th June 2020 (including later updates)

As conditions slowly improve following the coronavirus pandemic, we now have sufficient volunteer drivers willing to return to work to allow us to resume limited operations from Monday 15th June 2020. We are concentrating these drivers onto weekday services in an effort to provide reliability as best we can, although short notice cancellations remain a possibility dependent upon driver availability.

We will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 8 passengers on each bus in order to observe the current social distancing guidelines and we are also taking additional steps to protect drivers and passengers as we all regain confidence. Please assist our drivers in making conditions as safe as possible for everyone and if passenger numbers exceed the safe limit, we will endeavour to put additional buses onto routes as soon as the number of volunteer drivers allows. We regret that drivers will not be able to assist passengers with their purchases until conditions become safe to do so. Whilst we will still accept cash payments, we urge passengers to use contactless payment wherever possible and to note that change will NOT be given.

The ONLY services currently operating are as follows:

  • 25 operates all day on Saturday.
  • 26 resumed on Sundays only (not Bank Holiday Mondays) from Sunday 2nd August.
  • 40 Tuesday service suspended, Friday service operates normally.
  • 41 revised timetable from Tuesday 4th August operating Tuesday and Thursday mornings with resumed services to Jevington and Wannock.
  • 42 operates normally (Wednesdays only).
  • 43 resumed Monday 6th July.
  • 44 revised timetable from Tuesday 4th August operating Tuesdays and Thursdays with 1 bus from Stud Farm, please note the later return journey.
  • 45 resumed Friday 17th July.
  • 47 resumed on Sundays only from Sunday 2nd August, first journey 1100 then hourly until 1500 from Berwick Station.
  • 49 resumed Wednesday 15th July.
  • 120 operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays (both morning and afternoon), plus Saturday mornings. Suspended on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • 126 operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Suspended on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • 195/196 both services resumed operating normally from Wednesday 15th July.
  • Hailsham Town operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings only. Saturday services are suspended.
  • Hailsham Town Update: Wednesday and Friday afternoon services resume from Wednesday 12th August. Monday afternoon services remain suspended.
The following services remain suspended until further notice:
  • 36/37 suspended.
  • 38 suspended.
All Special Services and private hires will remain suspended until further notice.

Updates will be posted onto our website, Facebook page and Traveline as soon as any further changes are made. East Sussex County Council and local councils are being advised of our plans in order to spread the message as widely as we can.

Our enquiry line will also take messages and provide information.

We are pleased to be able to restart operations in a limited way and hope passengers will understand the difficult circumstances we continue to face.

We look forward to resuming more services as the situation improves.

Philip Ayers
Managing Director
2nd June 2020

Face Masks

Remember from Monday 15th June face coverings are mandatory on public transport.

We need your help. Wear a face covering to stop the spread of the virus and protect everyone on board. If you don't have your own we can provide you with one on the bus. However there are some exemptions (see below).

Be safe.

Some passengers will be exempt from the new rules:

  • Children aged under 11
  • Disabled people
  • Those with breathing difficulties
Further information can be found on the BBC website.


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