The County Council is proposing to make the following changes to a number of subsidised local bus services next year. The proposed changes are due to falling passenger numbers on some routes, and the impact of these on others.
The routes and proposed changes are listed below:
Compass Travel 12 : Littlehampton town bus
Completely revised service to serve two new developments (Littlehampton Town Council are carrying out local consultation)
Compass Travel 19 : Shoreham Beach – Holmbush Farm
Journeys after 1725 withdrawn
Compass Travel 37 : Haywards Heath – Crawley
The commercially run service is being withdrawn 9 January 2017. The route is largely duplicated by Metrobus 271, but the 37 is the only bus service to Balcombe. A couple of journeys on Compass service 40 extended to Balcombe and Crawley to retain the shopping facility that existed prior to the introduction of the 37 in September 2013.
Stagecoach 56 : Old Bosham – Chichester – Arundel Park
Early morning journeys before 0750 withdrawn.
Compass Travel 72/73 : Pulborough - Amberley – Storrington – Ashington
Service completely revised and extended to Horsham via West Chiltington Village, Shipley, Maplehurst and Nuthurst in mitigation for changes to services 74/75, 89 & 108. The 72/73 would no longer serve Thakeham and Ashington.
Compass Travel 74/75 : Storrington/Petworth – Barns Green – Horsham
Service withdrawn, partly replaced by diversion of some 100 journeys.
Compass Travel 89 : Horsham – Haywards Heath
Saturday service withdrawn.
Compass Travel 93/96 : Midhurst area villages service
Service reduced from two days a week to one day per week.
Compass Travel 100 : Burgess Hill – Pulborough – Horsham
A few journeys diverted via Barns Green between Billingshurst & Horsham to partly replace withdrawn route 74/75 above.
Compass Travel 108 : Shoreham – Steyning – Horsham
Compass Travel 150 : Selsey – East Wittering – West Itchenor
Service reduced from three days per week to one or two days per week.
Why We Are Consulting
We are keen to gather feedback from passengers and others to help us understand the potential impact of the proposed changes to the routes above.
The results will be used to determine what, if any, measures should be considered to resolve any issues or concerns that are identified.
Please provide your feedback by completing our online survey below.