228/229 bus loses two early evening services

Changes were made to the 228/229 Bus Service last week when the last two journeys in the timetable were withdrawn.

The reason for the withdrawal was because the money from development contribution funding those specific journeys had run out.

Seaford & District took on the service last year when previous operator Arriva considered the service unviable.

East Sussex County Council said that regrettably use of these journeys had fallen to a very low level,  often carrying no passengers at all and there was no prospect of any bus company continuing with the journeys without additional funding being provided.

The daytime 228/229 bus service is unchanged and continues to be funded by the County Council, with the section of route between Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells provided by Seaford & District on a commercial basis.

3 comments on “228/229 bus loses two early evening services
  1. During the day the 228 is timed to leave the train station 3 minutes before the London train arrives & wait 10 minutes in town. No wonder why train users don’t use the bus! This service is timed to arrive at The Broadway 5 minutes after the 29 to Tunbridge Wells has left. So useful! Aslo the service from Tunbridge Wells is usually about 5 minutes after the 29. Obviously the timetable is designed to make it of little use, discourage people from using it & then it can be withdrawn.

  2. You have nailed it. I agree with all the above comments. In addition I do not think that the 29 bus from Brighton to T. Wells runs after early evening either. Crowborough station could be so better used if there were frequent buses from Crowborough Cross up and down Crowborough Hill at peak times which also, as you say, should tie in better with the train time table.

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