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Campus bus service changes from January 2018

There will be changes to a small number of Brighton & Hove bus routes that serve campus from the start of the spring timetable on 14 January 2018.

  • 50 and 50U: There will be a slight reduction in frequency on Saturday mornings “due to low passenger numbers”. The section of route between Hollingdean and the universities is withdrawn on Saturdays, so all buses will operate as 50 (not 50U) on Saturdays. There will be no change on Mondays to Fridays.
  • 84: The first morning journey from Whitehawk to the University of Sussex campus at 7.03am is withdrawn “due to very low numbers of passengers travelling”. The second morning journey at 8.22am from Woodingdean will run ten minutes earlier at 8.12am to tie in better with the start time of Brighton Academy (BACA). The afternoon journey will terminate in Woodingdean (bottom of Cowley Drive) rather than Rottingdean.

Other routes that serve campus include the 23, 25/25X, N25, 28, 29 and some 5B (Hollingbury) services.

Full timetables are published online at and in the printed Bus Times publication.

Brighton & Hove Buses is to increase some of its ticket prices in the new year – in order, it says, to run more buses and hire extra drivers to deliver “the same level of service” in the face of increasing congestion. The bus company adds that the fare rises will allow it to “continue investing in new nearly emissions-free buses”.

The new fares will come into force on 16 January, when the price of the online one-day adult city fare will rise from £4.20 to £4.40.

The student one-day city saver ticket will rise from £3 to £3.20, and the seven-day student city saver from £13 to £13.50. The bus company says it has introduced two- and three-day saver tickets to help students make more flexible ticket choices.

Students can buy one-week, three-month and yearly tickets from One Stop Travel, North Street, Brighton; or from the Brighton & Hove Buses office at Conway Street in Hove. One-week tickets can also be purchased from the Students’ Union shop on campus.

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.

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Posted on behalf of: Transport
Last updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2017


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