• Polegate Town Council

    • Changes to services in Eastbourne Borough: August 2019 update

    • Changes to services in Eastbourne Borough: August 2019 update

      We have been informed of some changes to bus services from September. Please see the list below which highlights the changes. For further information please contact the bus operator.


      The Loop    Town Centre-Lewes Road-District General Hospital-Hampden Park-Langney-Town Centre    The Monday to Saturday daytime frequency will be reduced from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Stagecoach will again add more time into the new timetable to improve punctuality as there are long-standing problems due to traffic hold-ups on this route, including delays at Hampden Park level crossing.

      New extended route 5/5A will supplement The Loop along Lewes Road, in Winkney Farm and along Willingdon Drove to/from Langney, so to provide a combined four Monday to Saturday daytime journeys per hour.  

      The Loop’s Monday to Saturday 30 minute frequency will be maintained later into the evening, until about 8pm. The later journeys on Mondays to Saturdays evenings will be unchanged.
      The Sunday service is unchanged.
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September

      1,1A    Langney-Eastbourne town centre-Old Town/ District General Hospital–Hamlands    The Sunday daytime service between Hamlands and Victoria Drive will be increased to half hourly on each route (1 and 1A).

      On Mondays to Saturdays there are timing changes of up to 6 minutes. The route in Shinewater will be altered so all buses run to Larkspur Drive via Milfoil Drive and Foxglove Road. This is to avoid significant delays that occur to buses in queuing traffic on Willingdon Drove. A new bus stop will be provided to replace the one that buses will miss at the southern end of Larkspur Drive.
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September

      1X    Roebuck Park-Hailsham-Stone Cross-Langney-Eastbourne    Minor timing changes

      .    Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September

      3,3A    Foot of Beachy Head-Meads-University of Brighton-Congress Theatre Complex (3) /Meads Road (3A)-
      Town Centre-Eastbourne Pier-Sovereign Centre-Birch Road    Revised route and timetable on Mondays to Saturdays:
      •    Four daytime journeys per hour will continue to run between the foot of Beachy Head and the town centre via the 3 route serving the Congress theatre complex.
      •    Apart from journeys before 09:00, Meads Road (route 3A) will no longer be served due to the lack of passengers using bus stops on this road.
      •    Two service 3 journeys per hour will extend beyond the  town centre to/from Grand Parade, Pier, Royal Parade, Sovereign Centre, Lottbridge Drove and Birch Road. Two morning peak journeys will serve Winkney Farm.
      •    One journey per hour will be numbered 4 (see below).
      Service unchanged on Sundays.    Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September
      4

      Foot of Beachy Head-Meads-University of Brighton-Congress Theatre Complex-Town Centre-Old Town-Cherry Garden Road-
      Hill Road-Selmeston Road-District General Hospital    New route 4 will replace one journey an hour on route 3 between the Foot of Beachy Head and Eastbourne town centre. It will also partly replace route 55 by also serving Old Town (Waitrose), Cherry Garden Road, Hill Road, Selmeston Road and the District General Hospital.

      Route 4 will run on mainly an hourly frequency and so offer a much improved service for the Selmeston Road area. This will also mean an improved hourly service on Saturdays for Hill Road and Cherry Garden Road, compared to the current 2 hourly frequency.
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September
      5,5A    Sovereign Harbour North (5)/  Sovereign Harbour South (5A) Bridgemere-Town Centre-
      Lewes Road-
      District General Hospital-Sainsbury’s-Winkney Farm-Langney Shopping Centre-
      Pennine Way-Stone Cross-Westham-Pevensey-
      Pevensey Bay-Beachlands    Revised route and timetable which will partly replace route 55 and provide a new service for Pennine Way:
      •    Timing changes between Sovereign Harbour and the town centre.
      •    Extended beyond the town centre on a half hourly frequency to/from The Avenue, Lewes Road, District General Hospital, Sainsbury’s, Cross Levels Way, Winkney Farm and Langney Shopping Centre.
      •    One route 5  journey per hour on Mondays to Saturdays will also serve Hide Hollow, Pennine Way, Friday Street and then follow the current 55 route serving Stone Cross, Westham, Pevensey, Pevensey Bay and Beachlands. This is an improved service on Saturdays, compared to the current 2 hourly frequency.
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach. ESCC funds the Beachlands-Langney section on Mondays to Fridays    8 September
      6,6A
          Langney Shopping Centre-Westham-Stone Cross-
      Dittons Wood-Polegate-Wannock-Willingdon-
      District General Hospital-
      Carew Road-Town Centre    New mainly hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service mostly replacing route 56. Unlike route 56, the 6 will serve Wannock Glen Close instead of Farmlands Way. The current route between Langney Shopping Centre, Sainsbury’s Cross Levels Way and the District General Hospital will, apart from journeys before 09:00, be replaced by route 5 and 5A.

      The current Willingdon Community School service 56 journeys will also be renumbered 6. Route and timetable will be unchanged except that the afternoon journey will terminate at Langney Shopping Centre rather than continue to Eastbourne District General Hospital.  
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September
      11X
      (Sundays and Bank Holidays Seasonal Service)    Brighton-Saltdean-Peacehaven-Newhaven- Firle turning-Drusillas Zoo-Wilmington-Polegate-
      District General Hospital-Eastbourne

      This seasonal service will be withdrawn for the winter period.
          Commercial service provided by the Brighton & Hove Bus Company.    16 September

      12,12A,12X, N12    Brighton-Saltdean-Peacehaven-Newhaven-Seaford-Eastbourne
          No changes
          Commercial service provided by the Brighton & Hove Bus Company.    No change

      13X    Brighton-Saltdean-Peacehaven-Newhaven-Seaford-
      Beachy Head-Eastbourne    Revised winter season timetable introduced, operating on Sundays and public holidays only.

      Journeys will depart Brighton Station for Eastbourne at 09:10, 12:40 and 16:10. Journeys will depart Eastbourne Pier for Brighton at 11:00, 14:30 and 18:00.
          Commercial service provided by the Brighton & Hove Bus Company.
          22 September
      36
      (Saturday)    Berwick Station-Polegate-Westham–Langney- Beachlands
          No changes    Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      37
      (Saturday)    Beachlands–Langney–Westham- Hailsham
          No changes    Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      41                   (Tuesday & Thursday)                    Eastbourne-Wannock-Jevington-Friston-East Dean-Eastbourne
          No changes    Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      44
      (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)
          Berwick-Eastbourne    No changes    Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      45               (Friday)    Hailsham (Lion House)–
      Hailsham town centre-Eastbourne
          No changes
          Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      49
      (Wednesday Seasonal Service)    Eastbourne-Langney-Westham-Pevensey-Wartling-Science Centre, Herstmonceux Castle
          The last day of this seasonal service in 2019 will be 30 October.

          Service provided by Cuckmere Buses.    31 October
      51, 51X    Eastbourne-
      District General Hospital-Polegate-Hailsham-Horam-Heathfield    Minor timing changes    Commercial service provided by Stagecoach     8 September
      54, 54A    Eastbourne-District General Hospital -Polegate-
      Dittons Wood Corner-Hailsham-Uckfield    Timetable changes by up to 15 minutes to improve timekeeping.
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach. ESCC provides some funding for the extension of daytime journeys to serve the Nevill Road area of Uckfield.
      Service 54A is funded by a development contribution.    8 September
      55    Eastbourne-Langney-Westham-Pevensey-Beachlands    Replaced by new route 4 (see above) in the Cherry Garden Road and Hill Road areas. See revised route 3 for a replacement service for Birch Road

      Revised route 5/5A (see above) replaces the 55 in the Beachlands, Pevensey, Westham, Stone Cross, Langney, Winkney Farm and Cross Levels Way areas.
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach. ESCC funds the Beachlands-Langney section on Mondays to Fridays    8 September
      56    Eastbourne-District General Hospital-Langney-Westham-Stone Cross-Dittons Wood-Polegate-Hamlands-Eastbourne
          Replaced by revised route 5/5A and new route 6 (see above).     Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    8 September
      57, 58
      (Schooldays)    Asda-Beachlands-
      Pevensey Bay-Westham-Stone Cross-Dittons Wood-Polegate-Willingdon School
          No changes    Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    No change
      98        Eastbourne-
      District General Hospital-Polegate-Hailsham-Herstmonceux-Bexhill-Hastings
          No changes
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach    No change
      99    Eastbourne-Pevensey-Bexhill-Hastings
          No changes
          Commercial service provided by Stagecoach.    No change
      125    Lewes-Glynde-Firle-Alfriston-Wilmington-Polegate-Wannock-
      District General Hospital-Selmeston Rd-Eastbourne
          No changes    The Monday to Friday service is provided by Compass Travel with funding from ESCC.
      The Saturday service is provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.
          No change
      126    Seaford-Alfriston-
      Berwick Station/Eastbourne     Revised timetable for the winter period. The Sunday and public holiday journey from Seaford at 16:55 will terminate at Berwick Station and the 18:00 journey from Eastbourne will not run.
          Cuckmere Buses journeys run without funding from ESCC. Compass Travel journeys on Mondays to Saturdays are provided with funding from ESCC
          21 October
      143
          Lewes-Ringmer-Laughton-Deanland Wood-Hailsham
      (connections available at Hailsham to/from Eastbourne)

          No changes to journeys from or to Hailsham.     Run commercially by Compass Travel with some funding from ESCC    No change
      195
      (Wednesday)    Waldron-Heathfield-
      Bodle Street Green-Herstmonceux-Eastbourne
          No changes    Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      196
      (Wednesday)    Rushlake Green-Cowbeech-Herstmonceux-Eastbourne
          No changes
          Provided by Cuckmere Buses without funding from ESCC.    No change
      Eastbourne Sightseeing
          Eastbourne Pier-seafront-Beachy Head-Birling Gap-East Dean-town centre-
      Eastbourne Pier
          In 2019 this seasonal service ends on 3 October.
          Commercial service provided by Seaford & District    3 October