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Alfriston works update, Tuesday 21st January

A section of North Street, Alfriston re-opens this afternoon so that our 126 service can operate through from Berwick to Seaford via the Dene car park and West Street to reach the Market Cross and return to its normal route. The Sunday 126 will also operate via that route from Sunday 26th January for the remainder of phase 1.

Phase 2 of the work is due to start in early February and will result in a further and different diversion and details will be published as soon as we have a firm date for starting.

Alfriston High Street closed from January 2020

Alfriston High Street is closed to through traffic from 2nd January until late April whilst a new water main is installed by contractors on behalf of South East Water. Our services through the village will be seriously affected by this closure, which takes place in four phases.

Details of how our services will operate are given below. We cannot be sure of the dates quoted, and may need to change plans at short notice if work extends beyond the expected date or finishes early. We will place notices here on our website and in buses as soon as we are aware of date changes.

Some school and regular services are provided by other operators and if you use those services, please contact the operator concerned for details of what they will be running: Compass Travel

Phase 1: 2nd January to 5th February 2020
North Street will be closed from the Willows car park to Bank House. Market Square and High Street will remain open.

  • Service 38 will run to and from the Willows Coach Park and will not serve Market Cross.
  • Service 42 will run to and from the Willows Coach Park and will not serve Market Cross.
  • Service 125 will continue to run normally to and from the Willows Coach Park.
  • Service 126 (weekdays) see update above.
  • Service 126 (Sundays) see update above.
Arrangements for later phases will be shown here once dates are confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works due to circumstances entirely outside our control.

Closure of Ripe Lane for one week from 17th February

Ripe Lane north from Ripe Stores will be closed for a week from 17th February.

Our 38 and 44 (Thursday afternoon) services will need to divert at Chalvington and operate via the Yew Tree, Chalvington to reach Deanland Wood Park, returning to Chalvington by the same route.

Service 38 will then run to Ripe via Church Lane to pick up its normal route to Firle.

Service 44 will not be able to serve Ripe on 20th February.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this closure which is outside our control.

Services 44, 49, 195 and 196 diverted in Eastbourne

We understand that, following the fire at the Claremont Hotel, that Grand Parade by the pier is closed. Drivers of the 44, 49, 195 and 196 have been made aware of likely diversions while driving into and out of Eastbourne.

Service 125 unable to serve Charleston Farmhouse

We regret that our Saturday service 125 is currently unable to serve Charleston Farmhouse as the private drive is in poor condition and unsafe for our buses. Buses will instead stop on the A27 at the end of the drive until further notice.


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