#WestSussBus - finding out your views on the buses

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How are your local buses doing?

We need your comments, opinions and suggestions.


We also need your photographs of buses going about their business in the county, to share on the #WestSussBus page.

Please send your pics to: westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk


#WestSussBus will be around for at least a year (started in Spring 2022) - so please become a return visitor to #WestSussBus and air your views.


FINDING YOUR WAY around this page, please explore all areas! (click the links or scroll down):

'Forum'

'Ideas'

'Your feedback about buses'

'Create your own Bus Journal'


NOTE: on a mobile phone the 'quick poll' is at the foot of the page


What's it like to be a bus passenger in West Sussex in 2022? Help us create a comprehensive picture. TOP TIP - become a regular 'bus journal' contributor (either post your journal on this site - or send it directly to us at westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk)


QUICK LINK - Click here if you'd just like to post a suggestion about bus services


What is #WestSussBus for?

We'd like to develop an ongoing dialogue with passengers, and later this year, we'll be establishing a Bus User & Stakeholder Forum and will be searching for a representative from the community of bus users.

Stagecoch bus passing a Compass bus stopped opposite the Cathedral in Chichester


Time to take part!

  • Tell us the things that you need for a better bus experience (choose 'Questions', below)
  • Think of an idea to improve local buses: all ideas are good ideas (choose 'Ideas', below)
  • Make suggestions about bus service (choose 'Forum', below)
  • Complete the Quick Polls and surveys that we'll be posting on this page
  • Join an online discussion (choose 'Forum', below)
  • Sign up to the #WestSussBus e-newsletter

or...

  • Post a regular 'bus journal', describing your experience of being a West Sussex bus user in 2022 (choose 'Bus Journal' below)

We've created a space for your own written, video or image based comments on local buses. Click here to create your very own 'bus journal'. Or just send in a nice video or a few pictures.

Remember, you don't need to write at all - you can submit your journal in images or videos if you prefer. Or add them to your written entry.

Post as regularly as you like.

If you have any questions about #WestSussBus - please contact us at westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk

You can make your entry as long or short as you like and include the details you feel are relevant. Overheard speech is very useful (but not snooping into personal conversations!)


Green bus at Chichester bus station

A few ideas...

How about the things that are associated with bus travel. Not just the journey itself, for example:

  • Waiting at the bus stop - are your surroundings well looked after? Do you feel safe?
  • What are the bus stops like? Are they in good condition, well placed, have the right facilities?
  • Could your local bus stop be improved.
  • What facilities does a modern bus stop need?

Crawley Fastway bus

Feel free to think creatively...

We'd like to gather your ideas - reasonable, realistic and slightly more visionary - and see what can be done, now, soon and into the future.

We'll be running #WestSussBus for at least the next year, so there's plenty of time.

You can also tweet using #WestSussBus and we'll gather your comments - describe your observations and experiences, as they happen...

Don't miss the bus! Take part in #WestSussBus today.

Current 'hot topic':

How has the way you travel by bus changed since Covid? Is the change permanent or temporary?

Compass bus at a bus stop in ChichesterBus stop sign with rail replacement bus sign

If you have any questions about #WestSussBus - email westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk

How are your local buses doing?

We need your comments, opinions and suggestions.


We also need your photographs of buses going about their business in the county, to share on the #WestSussBus page.

Please send your pics to: westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk


#WestSussBus will be around for at least a year (started in Spring 2022) - so please become a return visitor to #WestSussBus and air your views.


FINDING YOUR WAY around this page, please explore all areas! (click the links or scroll down):

'Forum'

'Ideas'

'Your feedback about buses'

'Create your own Bus Journal'


NOTE: on a mobile phone the 'quick poll' is at the foot of the page


What's it like to be a bus passenger in West Sussex in 2022? Help us create a comprehensive picture. TOP TIP - become a regular 'bus journal' contributor (either post your journal on this site - or send it directly to us at westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk)


QUICK LINK - Click here if you'd just like to post a suggestion about bus services


What is #WestSussBus for?

We'd like to develop an ongoing dialogue with passengers, and later this year, we'll be establishing a Bus User & Stakeholder Forum and will be searching for a representative from the community of bus users.

Stagecoch bus passing a Compass bus stopped opposite the Cathedral in Chichester


Time to take part!

  • Tell us the things that you need for a better bus experience (choose 'Questions', below)
  • Think of an idea to improve local buses: all ideas are good ideas (choose 'Ideas', below)
  • Make suggestions about bus service (choose 'Forum', below)
  • Complete the Quick Polls and surveys that we'll be posting on this page
  • Join an online discussion (choose 'Forum', below)
  • Sign up to the #WestSussBus e-newsletter

or...

  • Post a regular 'bus journal', describing your experience of being a West Sussex bus user in 2022 (choose 'Bus Journal' below)

We've created a space for your own written, video or image based comments on local buses. Click here to create your very own 'bus journal'. Or just send in a nice video or a few pictures.

Remember, you don't need to write at all - you can submit your journal in images or videos if you prefer. Or add them to your written entry.

Post as regularly as you like.

If you have any questions about #WestSussBus - please contact us at westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk

You can make your entry as long or short as you like and include the details you feel are relevant. Overheard speech is very useful (but not snooping into personal conversations!)


Green bus at Chichester bus station

A few ideas...

How about the things that are associated with bus travel. Not just the journey itself, for example:

  • Waiting at the bus stop - are your surroundings well looked after? Do you feel safe?
  • What are the bus stops like? Are they in good condition, well placed, have the right facilities?
  • Could your local bus stop be improved.
  • What facilities does a modern bus stop need?

Crawley Fastway bus

Feel free to think creatively...

We'd like to gather your ideas - reasonable, realistic and slightly more visionary - and see what can be done, now, soon and into the future.

We'll be running #WestSussBus for at least the next year, so there's plenty of time.

You can also tweet using #WestSussBus and we'll gather your comments - describe your observations and experiences, as they happen...

Don't miss the bus! Take part in #WestSussBus today.

Current 'hot topic':

How has the way you travel by bus changed since Covid? Is the change permanent or temporary?

Compass bus at a bus stop in ChichesterBus stop sign with rail replacement bus sign

If you have any questions about #WestSussBus - email westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk

Your feedback about buses

Let us know if you have any questions about bus services in West Sussex; West Sussex County Council's role in public transport provision; or anything else related to public transport across the county. We also value any feedback about #WestSussBus.


If you'd like to be kept up to date with the project, sign up here for the #WestSussBus newsletter

And please use the hashtag #WestSussBus if you're posting any West Sussex bus related things.

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Feedback on behalf of Simon that attends The Rowans Day Centre. I am writing his feedback as he hasn't got computer access.

Simon sometimes puts his hand out and the bus doesn't stop. The staff on the buses are nice.

sunshine 4 months ago

We no longer have a bus service in Crossways Crawley so I dont go into town any longer. I get lonely more now. Also I have to buy everything I need at the supermarket or online. I know a lot of old people relied on this service and only the rich can afford taxis to get to town and back these days and only the tech savvy can use the internet.

Yara33 4 months ago

I am very disappointed that the 700 Service has been taken away from Flansham Lane, Felpham and re-routed through Flansham Park (there is already the 700 Littlehampton bus that services Flansham Park.) This leaves elderly people who can still get around needing to walk to Flansham Park for the service - fine on the way to Bognor but very tiring if you are returning with shopping. However, yesterday the 700 bus used the old route (Flansham Lane) as he was running late and it was far quicker for him to make up time.

Sanderling 4 months ago

I am a frequent bus user in Worthing, having given up my car. my experience with buses has been excellent, bearing in mind the practicalities of your catering for the needs of a diverse community.
Your staff are doing their jobs well - thanks. I have no criticisms to offer.

lesliefuhrmann 4 months ago

I live in Horsted Keynes and use the bus 270 whenever it is possible/feasible. It is reliable but does finish too early. We cannot spend an evening (even early evening) in Brighton or East Grinstead for social reasons or even for late appointments. It would be helpful if the coincided with buses to Crawley.

Sue Stewart 4 months ago

Any chance we could have an occasional bus service running along Shillinglee Road ie past GU8 4SY. We used to have a service twice a week some years ago. It would make it possible to link with other services in both West Sussex and Surrey which can otherwise only be done after a walk of several miles.

Richard 4 months ago

The bus service through Angmering is abysmal. No buses on Sunday, one bus an hour. Angmering is growing yet public transport facilities haven't changed since the 1980s. I have mentioned this before and Bern told "people don't use the buses..." the reason they don't use them is because they don't run late enough, often enough and with no service for half of the weekend it's impractical. This should be one of the first things you resolve. It's appalling that this almost town is virtually ignored.

Raye 4 months ago

Some bus routes, e.g. 74 to Storrington, are very restricted in the days and times that they run. Equally, some journeys are made difficult by timetable issues that prevent certain trips, e.g. Horsham to Godalming via Cranleigh.

Jaye20 4 months ago

I live in Pulborough and use the bus to Petworth, Horsham, Storrington, Worthing, Midhurst, Chichester at least weekly and often 3 times in the week for shopping, banking and simple mobility needs. I am 85 - the bus is a major contributor to my physical, mental and social well-being. I am specially grateful that the great majority of buses run to time - and I am most grateful for the Bus Pass.

DustyM 4 months ago
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