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Major delays at Drusillas roundabout

Congestion from the traffic signals at Drusillas roundabout is delaying our services passing the roundabout by 20 minutes or more, this includes our weekend services 25, 26 & 47. Late running is inevitable and we regret that service 47 cancellations are likely in the light of such severe delays.

Until further notice services 40 and 44 will divert from Common Lane crossroads via Chilver Bridge Road to Arlington then Bayleys Lane (just short of Abbots Wood) and Thornwell Road to Wilmington, picking up normal route from there.

In addition, the lay-bys just in Alfriston Road have been suspended. We will stop at Drusillas entrance or opposite it as a temporary measure.

Service 25 serving Charleston Farmhouse but not Firle Post Office or Glynde

Service 25 has resumed serving Charleston Farmhouse now a temporary track suitable for our buses has now been installed along the drive. Due to roadworks at Earwig Corner service 25 is diverted through Cuilfail Tunnel and does NOT serve Firle Post Office or Glynde village. See the new 25 timetable.

Service 44: Farmlands Way, Polegate closed from Monday 26th July for 2 weeks

We have been advised that Farmlands Way Polegate is being closed for work from Monday 26th July for 2 weeks which will affect service 44 (in addition to the other work around Polegate). Access to Park Croft may not be possible. Buses will divert along Broad Road and turn left onto the main Willingdon Road and return to the route by the Tesco Garage.

Service 196 diversion at Herstmonceux 19th July to 3rd September

West End, Herstmonceux is closed to traffic from 19th July to 3rd September for drainage repairs, carriageway recycling and resurfacing. Service 196 will divert via the A271, Featherbed Lane and Stunts Green. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Exceat Cuckmere Inn bus stops suspended.

The bus stops at Exceat Cuckmere Inn are suspended due to long term roadworks so our 40 and 47 services are unable to stop there until further notice.

Closure of Station Road, Berwick

The length of Station Road from Drusillas roundabout to the Common Lane junction is closed to allow for the complete rebuilding of Drusillas roundabout in connection with the A27 works. Our services are diverted via Common Lane during this long term closure and depart Berwick station up to 5 minutes earlier than shown in the timetables. Some journeys on services 25, 26 and 126 are not serving Berwick Station to avoid delays.

Roadworks at Polegate

Delays of about 20 minutes are likely on services 25 and 26 coming into Eastbourne. 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.

Berwick - Hailsham Town services are diverted until further notice due to long term roadworks on the section of A2270 from Cophall roundabout to the A27 intersection at The Thoroughbred. These journeys will 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.

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Facemasks recommended

From 19th July Government advice is that passengers are expected and recommended to wear facemasks unless exempt. Further information can be found on the BBC website.

Keeping you safe

We have taken steps to protect drivers and passengers including enhanced cleaning. Please assist our drivers in making conditions as safe as possible for everyone.

We hope passengers will understand the difficult circumstances we continue to face.


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.

Current status of services

Cuckmere Valley Ramblerbus service 47 has a temporary timetable and there are other minor changes due to the long term closure of Berwick Station Road, full details are shown in the individual timetables.

25 Normal timetable except the 1200 journey from Eastbourne will not serve Berwick Station due to the closure of Station Road.
26 Normal timetable except the 1250 journey from Seaford will not serve Berwick Station due to the closure of Station Road.
36/37 Normal timetable.
38 Normal timetable.
40 Normal timetable.
41 Normal timetable.
42 Normal timetable.
43 Normal timetable.
44 Normal timetable.
45 Normal timetable.
47 Temporary timetable due to the long term closure of Station Road, Berwick.
49 Normal timetable.
120 Normal timetable.
126 Normal timetable except Monday to Friday midday journeys will not serve Berwick Station due to the closure of Station Road.
195/196 Normal timetable.
H1 H3 H4 Normal timetable.