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#WestSussBus is here to develop an ongoing conversation with bus passengers

Our mission is to make bus travel better in West Sussex.

We need your comments, opinions and suggestions to make a difference to our local bus services. All comments are read, passed to who needs to see them and replied to when needed. No comment is wasted. Follow the links below to get involved:

You can also tweet about the 'bus things in life' using #WestSussBus

What's new?

Keep up to date with what's happening in West Sussex with the latest bus-related news

You can also sign up to receive our #WestSussBus e-newsletter



Free travel: If you are a permanent West Sussex resident and have reached pensionable age, or have a qualifying disability, apply here for your free bus pass


Cheaper bus fares for young people: find out more about the new 16 to 20 Bus Saver


If you have any questions about #WestSussBus, you can always email us at transporthub@westsussex.gov.uk

#WestSussBus is here to develop an ongoing conversation with bus passengers

Our mission is to make bus travel better in West Sussex.

We need your comments, opinions and suggestions to make a difference to our local bus services. All comments are read, passed to who needs to see them and replied to when needed. No comment is wasted. Follow the links below to get involved:

You can also tweet about the 'bus things in life' using #WestSussBus

What's new?

Keep up to date with what's happening in West Sussex with the latest bus-related news

You can also sign up to receive our #WestSussBus e-newsletter



Free travel: If you are a permanent West Sussex resident and have reached pensionable age, or have a qualifying disability, apply here for your free bus pass


Cheaper bus fares for young people: find out more about the new 16 to 20 Bus Saver


If you have any questions about #WestSussBus, you can always email us at transporthub@westsussex.gov.uk

  • County Wide Bus Stop Improvement Works

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    Bus stop improvement works are underway as part of West Sussex County Council’s, Department for Transport-funded Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). The works comprise of bus stop infrastructure renewal, installation of new footways and hardstand, renewal of road markings and traffic signs, installation of real time passenger information, and some locations with improvement of pedestrian crossing facilities.

    As part of BSIP, West Sussex County Council is proposing running improvements of the route 10 & 20 Hydrogen Fastway inside Crawley. These works comprise of bus stop improvements and bus lane surface treatments along both bus routes. For further information about the programme, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/bsip

    Listed below is the first phase of county wide bus stop improvement site locations. Current and planned works can also be viewed on our BSIP map

    Please note that these works are weather dependant and may be cancelled at short notice. Dates will be confirmed as the permits are granted. For the latest information follow us on X (Twitter) @WSHighways and one.network.

    Location

    Post Code

    Bilsham Road, Arundel

    BN18 0JD

    Felpham Way, Bognor Regis

    PO22 8QN

    Chichester Road, Bognor Regis

    PO21 5BA

    Bradshaw Road, Chichester

    PO19 6UJ

    Stane Street, Chichester

    PO18 0GF

    Bracklesham Lane, Chichester

    PO20 8JA

    Main Road, Chichester

    PO18 8AN

    Swanfield Drive, Chichester

    PO19 6ST

    Bognor Road, Chichester

    PO19 7TG

    High Street, Chichester

    PO20 0QE

    West Green Drive, Crawley

    RH11 7HF

    Main Road, Emsworth

    PO10 8JN

    Brighton Road, Horsham

    RH13 6EZ

    Old Guilford Road, Horsham

    RH12 3JU

    Guildford Road, Horsham

    RH12 1LX

    Bishopric, Horsham

    RH12 1QD

    Worthing Road, Horsham

    RH13 9HG

    North Parade, Horsham

    RH12 2BJ

    North Heath Lane, Horsham

    RH12 5AH

    Crawley Road, Horsham

    RH12 4ND

    Carfax, Horsham

    RH12 1EQ

    Crabtree Lane, Lancing

    BN15 9PE

    Sompting Road, Lancing

    BN15 9HW

    Station Road, Littlehampton

    BN16 3AJ

    Marine Parade, Worthing

    BN11 3PX

    Durrington Lane, Worthing

    BN13 2QJ

    Findon Bypass, Worthing

    BN14 0TR

    Columbia Drive, Worthing

    BN13 2QW

    The Boulevard, Worthing

    BN13 1JU


  • A fleet of hydrogen powered buses is set to launch across parts of Sussex, Surrey and Kent following successful bid for £10 million of government funding

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    A partnership between Metrobus (Go Ahead), West Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council, Kent County Council and London Gatwick has won a bid for funding to launch a new fleet of 43 hydrogen powered buses.

    The buses will operate across a wide area of Sussex, Surrey and Kent to connect rural areas with local towns and London Gatwick. Destinations will include Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Worthing, Brighton, Caterham, Dorking, Redhill and Tunbridge Wells. Find out more

  • Try Book-a-Bus for free throughout February!

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    This February, we’re sharing the love with FREE bus journeys all month when traveling with Book-a-Bus!

    Hop on board and travel the rural areas surrounding Chichester, Petworth, and Midhurst. Download the Ride Pingo app or call 01243 858854 to book. For further information please go to www.westsussex.gov.uk/book-a-bus


  • Some fares rise Stagecoach South Nov 2023

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    From the Stagecoach South website:

    Changes to single and return fares from 12th November 202301 Nov 2023 to 10 Dec 2023

    Some of our Single and Return fares will increase from Sunday 12 November, the first price change since September 2022. Prices are still capped at a maximum £2 Single as part of the Government's national bus campaign, through to at least January 2024.
    With Single fares still capped at £2 and many DayRider tickets reduced in price back in June, we'll stop selling Transfer tickets for single trips between different services on the small number of routes where these apply. Day or individual Single tickets will now be best value for these journeys.
    Download our app to plan your trip and find the best value ticket for your journey.
  • New discounted bus fare for young people in West Sussex

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    The new ‘16 to 20 Bus Saver’ scheme means that people aged 16 to 20 can get a discounted bus fare. Their bus journey just needs to start or finish anywhere in West Sussex.

    Developed by West Sussex County Council alongside bus operators and funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), the scheme is expected to run until March 2025.

    For more information on the new ‘16 to 20 Bus Saver’ scheme, visit: www.westsussex.gov.uk/16to20BusSaver

  • Book-a-Bus – the new, flexible transport option for rural areas

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    Travelling around the rural areas of West Sussex has become easier with the introduction of Book-a-Bus, a flexible, on-demand bus service.

    Launched by the county council, the new service will operate within set zones and offer passenger pick-up in a location closer to you with travel to your destination, all for the same price as a standard bus fare, currently capped at £2 per trip until 31 October 2023.

    The first two Book-a-Bus zones cover the rural areas around Chichester and Petworth:

    • 99 and 99 Flex - operated by Compass Travel (Petworth to Chichester zone)
    • 98 Flex - operated by CT Sussex (North Petworth zone)

    Additional zones are currently being explored, all serving those communities where conventional bus travel is limited. These include villages in the Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate area not served by frequent conventional bus services.

    This new flexible service is part of the Bus Service Improvement Plan, a county council initiative, funded by central government, that aims to make it easier and more attractive for residents and visitors to travel by bus.

    You can find out more at www.westsussex.gov.uk/book-a-bus

  • Metrobus's Hydrogen buses for Crawley Fastway, officially launched.

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    A fleet of 20 new hydrogen buses are now operating on the Crawley Fastway route, courtesy of Metrobus and a range of partners.

    Fuelled by the largest hydrogen refuelling centre in Europe, at the Metrobus depot in Crawley. Hydrogen fuel cells power advanced electric engines. Rather than pumping out polluting fumes through their tailpipes, they just produce droplets of H2O i.e. water.

    Launch of Crawley Fastway Hydrogen bus, June 2023Beating the rain clouds at the Hydrogen Bus Launch, Crawley, 29 June 2023.

    "Hydrogen is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to operate a bus", according to the Metrobus brochure accompanying the launch. It's quick to refuel them - unlike conventional electric powered vehicles and they have a greater range - crucial if you're running a bus service.

    How it works is that the hydrogen fuel cell generates a chemical reaction that splits the hydrogen separating the proton and electron. The electron stores energy in the battery and when it returns to the cathode it meets filtered air and the proton produces water vapour as a bi-product. The battery pack powers the electric motor, enabling the bus to travel. Well, I admit, I'm not a scientist - that info was also from the Metrobus brochure. So, it is still a bus with an electric motor, it just uses hydrogen to power the motor rather than juice from the mains.

    An example of how environmentally friendly these buses are: a journey from Crawley Bus Station to Gatwick South Terminal (that's a distance of just under 6 miles) would save 1,066g of CO2 compared to driving.

    interior of hydrogen bus looking out over Metrobus depot, Crawley

    #WestSussBus attended the launch listening to speeches by, among others, the UK Govt Bus Minister Richard Holden MP and Ed Wills, Managing Director of Metrobus. It was all very exciting - and to top it off, we were given a ride round the Fastway route on board a brand new Hydrogen bus.

    Interior of Hydrogen bus full of passengers passing another conventionally powered bus

    Quiet and quick is how I'd describe the journey around Crawley town centre out towards Horley, and it felt good that the journey wasn't adding to the planet's woes, but helping to provide a bit of daily climate action in West Sussex.

    Metrobus Hydrogen bus on the Fastway route, June 2023

    A further 34 hydrogen buses are planned for Metrobus services.


  • Compass bus - some changes to the service in West Sussex

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    Changes will occur to most services in East Sussex and some services in West Sussex and Surrey.

    New timetables can be downloaded next to each service below (when available) or you can request our new timetable book by contacting Compass.

    For full details follow the link Bus Service Changes | Compass Travel (compass-travel.co.uk) (opens in new tab)

  • Travelling to Goodwood - three free Friday nights in June

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  • Stagecoach South fare changes from 18 June 2023

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    The main changes to Stagecoach tickets from 18th June are:

    • Single and Return ticket prices are unchanged, with Single fares capped at £2 under the Government’s national travel campaign.*

    • DayRider tickets stay at similar or reduced prices. Day tickets will be available for the first time in Bognor Regis, Chichester, Hayling Island and Waterlooville.

    • NightRider tickets, offering unlimited bus travel after 7pm, rise by 20p to £3.

    • Flexi5 tickets offer best value to customers making occasional trips, saving 20% on the cost of each DayRider

    • MegaRider week and period tickets will see a price increase. MegaRider Xtra (direct debit) tickets remain best value for customers travelling every day.

    • Group DayRider tickets are available for each travel zone, with any four people travelling together for the price of two.

    • New Flexi5 and 4-week MegaRider tickets will be available for children those under 16

    • StudentRider tickets are available for both school children and Student ID holders, for each Term or a full academic year.

    Stagecoach South provide a network of bus services across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex, as well as into the cities of Portsmouth and Brighton & Hove.

    For more information click the link below to Stagecoach

    Fares Revision | Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com)

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