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Service 125 at DGH Eastbourne
Service 125 at DGH Eastbourne
Service 47 at Market Square Alfriston
Service 47 at Market Square Alfriston

New Year's Day Service 50 Langney - Eastbourne - Polegate - Hailsham

On New Year's Day, 1st January 2021 we will be operating service 50 between Langney and Hailsham via Eastbourne and Polegate. This hourly bus service is operated with support from Hailsham and Polegate Town Councils.

Timetable: Service 50 on 1st January 2021

Customer Services page

We now have a Customer Services page for compliments and complaints.

ENCTS concessionary passes

We have been advised by East Sussex County Council that the hours of acceptance of ENCTS concessionary passes will return to an 0930 start on Mondays to Fridays from Tuesday 1st September. Exceptions to this rule are Hailsham Town services, where Hailsham Town Council pay for the passes to be valid from 0800 until 0930, and on service 44 where they will be valid from 0920 from Stud Farm estate, Polegate as there is no alternative journey for passengers to use.

Our enhanced cleaning regime

Here at Cuckmere Buses, your comfort and safety and that of our drivers is our priority, so we wanted to let you know what you can expect when travelling with us, and how to travel with greater confidence in the coming weeks and months...
  • Each bus is fogged with a 24-hour anti-viral protection spray each evening.
  • Higher risk touch areas (grabrails and handles, touchscreens, ticket machines and bell-pushes are wiped with sanitising wipes by the driver between each trip operated.
  • Hand sanitiser is now available on each of our buses. Please use it!
  • Driver screens are now provided to increase confidence in travelling with us.
  • Windows and ventilators will be kept open whenever possible to improve air circulation within the bus.
  • If you do not have a face covering, we can provide one (for a charitable donation) for you to keep.
  • We've introduced signage on-board to remind our customers to stay safe and stay apart.
We're not yet able to run all of our services, recognising that passenger numbers remain low and some of our drivers are still self-isolating, but more services are being introduced as soon as we are able to do so.

Thanks for Facemasks

Our grateful thanks to Mary Laxton and her NhsAngels who gave face masks to us yesterday for our drivers and for us to hand out to passengers when we restart some of our services this week. Her 31 Hailsham based volunteer sewists have made over 6200 masks in 5 weeks for essential workers & volunteers in and around the town. Our MD Philip Ayers has said "They really are excellent and we will try to hand them out in Hailsham so that the effort put in by yourself and your volunteers benefits the local area."

Cuckmere Buses thanks Hailsham Volunteer Hub

Our Managing Director, Philip Ayers, recently visited Hailsham Volunteer Hub to thank them for helping recruit new volunteer drivers. Read their Facebook post.

Contactless Debit & Credit cards now accepted on All Services

After a successful trial period we are rolling out 3G mobile credit card machines across all of our services. They accept both Chip & Pin, and Contactless transactions.

Cuckmere Buses is the trading name of Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd
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