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Service 43 resumes on Monday 6th July

We are pleased to announce that service 43 will resume on Monday 6th July.

Second bus on service 195/196 from 1st July

There will be a second bus on the 195/196 journeys from Wednesday 1st July because of the number of passengers travelling. Both buses will operate via Herstmonceux initially and Bodle Street Green will still not be served.

Service 195 resumes from Waldron from 24th June

From Wednesday 24th June service 195 will resume from Waldron, running as a 196 from Rushlake Green via Westend and Herstmonceux (not via Bodle Street Green). Please note that the road through Wartling will be closed from Wednesday 24th June until 8th July inclusive. Service 195/196 will have to divert via Hooe adding at least 10 minutes to the journey time.

Service resumption from Monday 15th June 2020

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. Saturday service 25 will operate but all other weekend services and services over holiday weekends will remain suspended until further notice.

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 operating again will be as follows:

  • 25 operates all day on Saturday.
  • 40 Tuesday service suspended, Friday service operates normally.
  • 41 Tuesday service suspended, Thursday morning services suspended from Wannock and Jevington with revised timings from East Dean and Friston to Eastbourne, see 41 timetable from 18th June, afternoon service suspended.
  • 42 operates normally (Wednesdays only).
  • 43 Update: resumes Monday 6th July.
  • 44 Tuesday service suspended, Thursday morning service operates with 1 bus from Stud Farm at 0920, then 0927 Glen Close, and 1230 return. 1130 return and afternoon service suspended.
  • 120 operates only on Tuesdays and Thursday both morning and afternoon. Suspended on all other days.
  • 126 operates only on Tuesdays and Thursdays both morning and afternoon. Suspended on all other days.
  • 195/196 suspended between Waldron and Punnetts Town, then operates as a 196 via Herstmonceux. 195 via Bodle Street Green suspended.
    196/196 Update: from 24th June service 195 will operate from Waldron, running as a 196 from Rushlake Green via Westend and Herstmonceux (not via Bodle Street Green).
  • Hailsham Town operates Mondays and Fridays mornings only. All afternoon services suspended, also morning services on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
This means that the following services remain suspended until further notice:
  • 26 (Sundays) suspended
  • 36/37 suspended
  • 38 suspended
  • 43 suspended resumes Monday 6th July
  • 45 suspended
  • 47 suspended
  • 49 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.

Road closure through Wartling 24th June - 8th July

The road through Wartling will be closed from Wednesday 24th June until 8th July inclusive. Service 195/196 will have to divert via Hooe adding at least 10 minutes to the journey time.

 

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