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Changes to campus bus services to better match lecture times

Brighton & Hove Buses have announced a revised timetable for key routes to the University of Sussex campus, to better match lecture times.

Following feedback from students, times of the 23 service (which operates between the Sussex campus and Brighton Marina via Lewes Road, Queens Park and the Royal Sussex County Hospital) will change from the introduction of the summer timetable on Sunday 28 April.

A revised weekday timetable to better match lecture times will also be introduced for the 50 and 50U route (from the Sussex campus to Churchill Square via Lewes Road, Hollingdean and the Open Market).

There will be minor changes to a number of other bus routes that serve the Sussex campus:

  • 5B: An amended route in the afternoon will serve Northfield Crescent on campus.
  • 25/25X: To provide additional capacity, an additional morning peak journey at 08.20 will operate from The Level to the university campuses. The 25 is unable to serve Park Village during the daytime due to roadworks; Lewes Court has been renamed Park Village until completion of construction works. All evening services will serve Northfield Crescent. The 25 and 25X will be revised during university vacations to operate every 12 minutes during the daytime, to provide a more even level of service between the two routes.

  • N25: Minor timing changes will improve reliability.

Other routes that serve campus include the 28, 29, N29 and 84 services.

The bus company is also introducing a new night bus service that may benefit students and staff who live in east Brighton. The N21 will operate on the hour every night except Sunday from Brighton station via Queens Road, North Street, St James’s Street, Upper Rock Gardens, Egremont Place, Queens Park Road, Down Terrace, Freshfield Road, Manor Hill and Manor Way, before returning to Brighton station via Whitehawk Road and Eastern Road. Services will divert via Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk or the Bristol Estate if passengers request this.

Full timetables are published online at www.buses.co.uk/bustimes and in the printed Bus Times publication.

More information about student bus travel is available from Brighton & Hove Buses. When showing a 'student mticket', students must also show appropriate student ID to the bus driver - otherwise the full adult fare will have to be paid.

Sussex staff can obtain a 10% discount on Brighton & Hove networkSAVER bus tickets (7 day, 28 day, 90 day and annual tickets) using the key smartcard. This discount is also obtainable by registering for the easit scheme. Note that 1 day, Pay Monthly networkSAVERS and citySAVER tickets are not included.

All students and staff can travel for free by bus within the University campus.


Posted on behalf of: Transport
Last updated: Tuesday, 9 April 2019

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