#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'

'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


Accessibility Statement

If you require any of this information in an alternative format, then please contact us via email at transporthub@westsussex.gov.uk or by telephone on 01243 777 100 and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 777 100.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found at the bottom of this page. Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk.


Hub Etiquette

The following are not enforceable rules, rather they are suggestions about etiquette to help keep the website respectful and constructive:

1. It's a good idea to read through the information on the site and the other participant comments before getting involved in the discussion yourself.

2. Always respect the views of other participants even if they don't agree with you.

3. Be constructive. It's okay to disagree with other forum participants, in fact we encourage debate, just keep the dialogue positive.

4. Always keep things civil. We recognize that this can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are passionate about an issue, but it is important to keep the discussion focused on the issues rather than letting it deteriorate into personal insults.

5. Once you've left your comment keep an eye on the project to see what other people have to say.

6. If you feel that someone has insulted you, report their comment to the moderator by clicking the “Alert Moderator” button. Don't perpetuate the dispute. The moderator will take a look at the offending comment and decide whether it should be removed.

7. Stay on topic. The projects on this website have been created for a specific purpose. Please stay within the boundaries of the subject matter.

8. Turn off the "CAPS LOCK". Writing in ALL CAPS is the equivalent of SHOUTING and can cause offence.

9. Choose one place to post each of your unique comments. Don't cut and paste the same comment into lots of different places on the website. These may be considered duplicates and could be removed.

10. Don't be a "troll". Trolls intentionally incite annoyance or offense. They do not participate constructively in the discussion and do not add any value to the debate.

11. Don't bully, harass or threaten other participants. If another participant proffers an opinion that you don't agree with, you have no right to demand that they support their position with a detailed argument. They do not have to respond to your questions. It is up to each individual to participate as much or as little as they wish.

12. Please respect the moderators. Their job is to keep the forum safe and constructive so that everybody gets to have their fair say. It is not always an easy job


Data Protection Statement

The Local Highways Operations Team will use quick polls, online discussion forum, ideas, stories and and feedback tool below to collect your email address which is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights of freedoms of the data subject. Your data will be processed fairly and will not be used for any other purpose. Our Data Privacy Policy contains further details.


Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above

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'

'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


Accessibility Statement

If you require any of this information in an alternative format, then please contact us via email at transporthub@westsussex.gov.uk or by telephone on 01243 777 100 and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 777 100.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found at the bottom of this page. Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk.


Hub Etiquette

The following are not enforceable rules, rather they are suggestions about etiquette to help keep the website respectful and constructive:

1. It's a good idea to read through the information on the site and the other participant comments before getting involved in the discussion yourself.

2. Always respect the views of other participants even if they don't agree with you.

3. Be constructive. It's okay to disagree with other forum participants, in fact we encourage debate, just keep the dialogue positive.

4. Always keep things civil. We recognize that this can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are passionate about an issue, but it is important to keep the discussion focused on the issues rather than letting it deteriorate into personal insults.

5. Once you've left your comment keep an eye on the project to see what other people have to say.

6. If you feel that someone has insulted you, report their comment to the moderator by clicking the “Alert Moderator” button. Don't perpetuate the dispute. The moderator will take a look at the offending comment and decide whether it should be removed.

7. Stay on topic. The projects on this website have been created for a specific purpose. Please stay within the boundaries of the subject matter.

8. Turn off the "CAPS LOCK". Writing in ALL CAPS is the equivalent of SHOUTING and can cause offence.

9. Choose one place to post each of your unique comments. Don't cut and paste the same comment into lots of different places on the website. These may be considered duplicates and could be removed.

10. Don't be a "troll". Trolls intentionally incite annoyance or offense. They do not participate constructively in the discussion and do not add any value to the debate.

11. Don't bully, harass or threaten other participants. If another participant proffers an opinion that you don't agree with, you have no right to demand that they support their position with a detailed argument. They do not have to respond to your questions. It is up to each individual to participate as much or as little as they wish.

12. Please respect the moderators. Their job is to keep the forum safe and constructive so that everybody gets to have their fair say. It is not always an easy job


Data Protection Statement

The Local Highways Operations Team will use quick polls, online discussion forum, ideas, stories and and feedback tool below to collect your email address which is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights of freedoms of the data subject. Your data will be processed fairly and will not be used for any other purpose. Our Data Privacy Policy contains further details.


Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above

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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I'm sure many of us in Thakeham would use a bus if we had one. The only usable service is on a Thursday to Horsham. The rest of the week we have to use cars as there is no safe footpath or cycleway out of the evergrowing village

Tom Janus about 9 hours ago

My husband and I live in Durrants Village, Faygate. Please include the village in your 23 and 200 routes. We are stranded here at the moment.

Valerie 9 days ago

A later bus service on Saturday on route 272 through Ardingly. Buses stop too early when you want to go out of Village in the evening and get home, have to rely on taxis. Service the same as mid week would be beneficial.

Sandra 9 days ago

Ardingly is cut off by lack of buses. It’s a large expanding village. A bus every two hours is hopeless. I would definitely use a bus instead of a car if I could!! Negligent#WestSussBus

Kym Lyons 9 days ago

As a partially disabled, elderly, male I rely on bus transport. I frequently use the Syagecoach 700 & Pulse services and have been for the last decade. It amazes me how consistantly clean the uses are and, above all, how helpful and cheerful the drivers are. Well done! I reckon managenent and trainers can take a bow too!

Doug walker user 10 days ago

Please could all Chichester buses, including the Midhurst to Chichester No 60, use the bus station as a departing/starting point. It is really inconvenient to have to disembark at South Street. The street is not very wide, there is no shelter and it makes no sense when there is a perfectly good bus station.

Primrose 11 days ago

I live in a retirement village in Faygate and am taking my life in my hands if I try and cross the dual carriageway so I can catch the 200 or 98 bus into Horsham. The bus that stops in Faygate runs once a week and no trains run at the weekend. Not really conducive to using public transport instead of cars!

Jenny Wren 11 days ago

We desperately require a zebra crossing at the Faygate roundabout. Almost impossible to get across to the Bus Stop to Horsham as the traffic is going much to fast for an elderly person to cross.

Marian Slater 11 days ago

Stagecoach Route 700. The route is STILL operating erratically, and they are STILL using Covid as an excuse for it !!! Buses are operating 2, or 3 in close proximity to each other, rather than at 12 minute intervals. The route - from Brighton to Littlehampton - is apparently too long for them to be able to maintain good order. Maybe it is time for Stagecoach 700 to be confined to operating only between Worthing Pier and Littlehampton / Arundel ( with services provided through to Midnight ). The route between Brighton and Worthing Pier should be run by Brighton and Hove Buses as a separate route, or combined with the current Route 2 that operates to Shoreham and Steyning.

Sussexbusman 11 days ago

Very disappointed with the limited Stagecoach service to Arundel - the Sunday bus was cancelled after the start of covid, there is now no bus service from any company to Arundel on Sundays. Contrast this with the number of near-empty double-decker buses running from Wick to Littlehampton 7 days a week.

Sue G 11 days ago

The 60 bus used to go straight from Midhurst to Bognor with a stop at the Bus Station in Chichester. Subsequently the route stopped at the Bus Station and passengers had to get the 600 to travel to Bognor. The next change was for the 60 bus not to stop at the Bus Station at all but take a circular route to the Cathedral whence it proceeded back to Midhurst. A passenger needing to get to the train or bus station now has to undertake a considerable walk which is not easy with luggage or if the passenger has mobility problems. This is a distinctly retrograde step and I would like to know why these decisions were taken and what provision is now planned for disadvantaged passengers. So much for integrated travel

FS 11 days ago

The Chichester 46/47 bus service is great, please keep it going as it is usually very reliable and often comes with friendly drivers. It would be even better if it ran on Sunday's, perhaps every other hour, with 5 services for a Sunday. It would help the local shops and hospitality with extra Sunday business.

Sam L 12 days ago

It is clear that rural buses are inadequate or non-existent, causing more cars on the road and traffic pollution. I live in Dial Post and there is no return bus service to any of the nearby towns. In other rural areas minibuses or similar run where demand or population are not high- isn't this possible?
We were told it is too dangerous for buses to cross the A24 (though they do so at Washington). If a roundabout was made at Old Barn (where several serious accidents have happened) this would be less of a problem.

hmac 12 days ago

I live on the Shopwyke Lakes development and one of the recent improvements was to build a bus stop in Western Road but to withdraw the bus service. My nearest bus stop is at Sainsburys Westhamnet. I am 85.
There is therefore no effective bus service.

dmbooth 12 days ago

Happy with the 52 and 53 buses Chichester but sometimes if early getting to a stop they don’t pause until due time. I have been caught out a few times watching them go passed the end of the road when I would have been at the stop in time if they had paused.

TwMoira 12 days ago

I would use the bus more but for the cost. £4.40 to travel from Bognor Road Chichester ro North Bersted. If I drove and claimed HMRC mileage I would not get that amount back.

ChrisB 13 days ago

Having recently spent some time in Cornwall using their buses, adults pay £5 for a day pass to travel anywhere in Cornwall and you can use any operators services. Cornwall council reviewed their bus services recently, drastically dropping the day pass rate from around £9 so £5 makes bus travel an attractive option again while still providing frequent and reliable services, also if you buy 5 days worth of travel there it's just £20 (£4 a day!). Please could WSCC consider this idea? As I believe it is currently well over £9 for a day pass in West Sussex which also restricts you to only Stagecoach services. Source. https://www.transportforcornwall.co.uk/

J. Chichester 14 days ago

We would hope to have a later Bus service ( 50) at Graylingwell Park, Chichester this currently ends around 6pm. So not encouraging anyone to use either the events at Graylingwell Chapel or use the many restaurants in Chichester city Centre. People simply can't get back up here or Summersdale.

AB 14 days ago

We have no bus stopping at Amberley, even though one drives very close by. We have a community run bus but it doesn't run every day or to all the places. Please can't you reinstate an Amberley stop?

Anna Corcoran 16 days ago

Bus services in the rural parts of West Sussex are a joke. There need to be regular and reliable bus services through all the villages. The service through Amberley was so limited that it was barely used and now does not exist. If you want us to reduce car use and use public transport then there needs to be reliable and affordable public transport to use. The alternative in villages like Amberley and Slindon is to have community buses with volunteer drivers.

Elisabeth 17 days ago
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