As of 25 April 2016, West Sussex County Council has temporarily suspended a number of bus stops on two major roads where buses have to stop on the inside lane.
The decision was taken after a safety review of all bus stops on the dual carriageway sections of the sections of the A24 between Findon and Horsham and the A264 between Horsham and Crawley. This followed an incident on the A24 in January 2016, when a van collided with a bus that stopped to pick up passengers in Washington, injuring nine people. In addition, two stops on the A259 that operate in a similar way have also been temporarily suspended. The safety review concluded, given today’s traffic conditions, the bus stops listed below are a road safety risk.
A24 between Findon and Washington: Worthing Crematorium (northbound), North End/Worthing Crematorium (southbound), North End (northbound), North Farm (northbound) North Farm (southbound), Windlesham House School (northbound).
A24 between Washington and Buckbarn: Washington Roundabout (northbound), Washington Roundabout (southbound), Rock Road (northbound), Spring Gardens (southbound), Old Barn Nursery (northbound).
A264 between Horsham and Crawley: The Cherry Tree (eastbound), Park Road (eastbound), Holmbush Farm (eastbound).
A259 Merston: Kings Head Green Lane (northbound).
A259 Ferring: Langbury Lane (eastbound).
Other bus stops on the A24, A264 and A259, where buses are able to pull over into lay-bys or slip roads are not affected and will continue to operate as normal.
In addition, Stagecoach’s No.1 route that previously started at Findon will serve the ‘flyover’ at Highden Bridge from 26 June 2016. This is to partly replace the suspended stops on the A24 at North Farm and is for travel towards Findon and Worthing only.
Why We Are Consulting
We are keen to know the views of passengers and local communities to help us understand the impact of suspending the bus stops listed above.
The results will be used to determine what, if any, measures should be considered to resolve any issues or concerns that are identified.
We are also working with the bus operators to identify alternative arrangements where possible.
Please have your say by completing our online survey below.