Bus Subsidies To Be Cut

West Sussex County Council has announced which bus subsidies are to be reduced during the first phase of a three-year plan to reduce support for non commercial routes by £2 million.

 

Changes in September 2011

Metrobus 7 Maidenbower - Gatwick
Withdrawn by the operator in conjunction with Gatwick Airport Limited.  Partly replaced by new service 400.

Changes in October 2011

Compass 17 Horsham - Brighton (Sundays)
WSCC funding withdrawn, but Sunday buses to continue, operated commercially by Compass.

Compass 19 Shoreham Beach – Holmbush
Funding for journeys after 18.15 withdrawn.  These journeys will cease.

Compass 23 Horsham - Worthing (Sundays)
WSCC funding withdrawn, but Sundays buses likely to continue operated commercially by Compass

Countryliner 34/35 Burgess Hill Town Services
WSCC funding reduced and the bus frequency reduced to half hourly.

Countryliner 36/37/38 Burgess Hill Town Services
Some changes to these services will be made, including where St Paul’s Catholic College is planning to change the timing of their day.

Compass 52 Horsham – Rusper (Mondays & Thursdays)
Potentially revised route and timetable in conjunction with service 64 below, frequency and days of operation unchanged.

Countryliner 54 Chichester - Petersfield
Route amended so that most journeys run via Nyewood & Rogate between South Harting and Petersfield, but no longer serving West Stoke & Tilmore Gardens. School journey amended, not serving West Stoke.  Existing approximate two-hourly frequency retained.

Compass 64 Alfold – Horsham (Mondays & Thursdays)
Potentially revised route and timetable to additionally serve Kirdford, Wisborough Green & Billingshurst, whilst withdrawn from Alfold.

Compass 72/73 Storrington – Pulborough (Tuesdays & Fridays)
Potentially revised route and timetable to include Ashington & Thakeham.

Compass 74/75/76 Ashington/Petworth - Horsham
Funding reduced and a revised route and timetable with off peak service between Petworth & Horsham.  74 no longer serves Ashington. Passengers from Ashington & Thakeham may be able to use revised service 72/73 above. Passengers from Kirdford, Wisborough Green and between Barns Green and Billingshurst may be able to use revised service 64 above or Billilinks Taxibus.  Further work with communities is required to shape this or other potential solutions.  

Countryliner 91/92/93 Midhurst - Petersfield
Funding reduced and frequency reduced from hourly to about every two hours, running mostly as Service 92 via Trotton but no longer serving King Edward VII Hospital. Service 91 journeys retained for schoolchildren travelling to Midhurst. Service 93 reduced to one return journey on Saturday only, but one return journey on Service 92 diverted via Terwick Rise on Mondays to Fridays. South Harting, Nyewood & Rogate will have additional buses on revised service 54 above.  Further work with communities is required to shape this or other potential solutions.

Countryliner X92 Midhurst – Portsmouth (Saturdays)
Funding and journey withdrawn.

Compass/Sussex Coaches 651/652/661/662/674/682 Horsham Schools Services
WSCC funding withdrawn, but slightly revised services to continue commercially.

DoRis D1 Northchapel – Midhurst
Funding withdrawn, potentially replaced by new shopping service two days per week.  Further work with communities is required to shape this or other potential solutions.

DoRis D2 Midhurst – Stedham & Woolbeding (Wednesdays)
Funding withdrawn. Any passengers from Stedham have alternative buses on Countryliner 91/92 which now use low floor buses, Woolbeding passengers could use Midhurst Community Bus.  Further work with communities is required to shape potential solutions.

DoRis D3 Redford – Midhurst (schooldays)
Withdrawn, Stedham children to Midhurst will transfer to Stagecoach 92A.

DoRiS D4 Midhurst - Graffham
Funding withdrawn, could be partially replaced by new shopping service two days per week.  Further work with communities is required to shape this or other potential solutions.


DoRiS D5 Petworth - Graffham
Funding withdrawn. potentially replaced by new shopping service two days per week.  Graffham passengers may be able to use Compass 99.

DoRiS D7 Midhurst Town Service
Funding withdrawn. At Holmbush passengers may be able to use Stagecoach 60 which now uses low floor buses, other parts of the town are covered by the Midhurst Community Bus.


Changes in January 2012

Stagecoach ‘Pulse’ Lancing - Durrington
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening and Sunday buses. Some Sunday daytime service likely to continue commercially. Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any evening journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 1 Worthing – Midhurst (Sundays)
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening & Sunday.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 6A Worthing – Durrington (Sundays and evenings)
WSCC funding withdrawn from Sunday and evening buses.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 7 Worthing – Lancing (Sundays and evenings)
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening and Sundays service.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 17 Horsham – Brighton (Mon – Sat certain journeys only)
Funding for evening journeys after 1830 and one early am journey.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.
 
Stagecoach 51 Chichester – Selsey (Sundays and evenings)
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening & Sunday.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 52/53 Chichester – Witterings (Sundays and evenings)
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening & Sunday services.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 55 Chichester – Tangmere (Sundays and evenings)
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening & Sunday services.  Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 60 Bognor – Midhurst (Sundays and Evenings)
WSCC funding withdrawn from evening & Sunday services. Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially.

Stagecoach 91 Midhurst – Petersfield (Sundays)
WSCC funding withdrawn from Sunday service. Stagecoach are working on a detailed analysis to confirm if they will run any journeys as a commercial operation.  Stagecoach will be making an announcement by 1st September as to which journeys they will continue to run commercially

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