From Mon 18 May 2020, Brighton & Hove Buses are increasing service levels on routes 1, 1A, 12, 12A, 24, 26 & 49 to continue to enable physical distancing. Routes 2, 25 & 46 have also been revised. Plus, there will be some timing changes on route 27 in response to passenger feedback.
The new timetables form part of a phased escalation in services that are in line with government guidelines around social distancing on buses. Brighton & Hove Buses’ aim is to help keep passengers and drivers as safe as possible. Details of further phases will be announced shortly.
There is also a continued focus on maintaining early morning bus services for key workers, particularly those bus routes serving hospitals. To help with essential journey planning, you can find detailed timetables here.
“These changes are a result of our close monitoring of bus usage and listening to passenger feedback,” said Martin Harris, Managing Director of Brighton & Hove Buses. “We want to ensure our buses are safe and comfortable for key workers, those making necessary journeys and our drivers.”
The company is continuing to encourage passengers to observe physical distancing at bus stops and on the bus. When boarding the bus, passengers are encouraged to pay by contactless, scratch cards or mobile phone to help minimise contact. If paying by cash, please use the exact change where possible as drivers are not providing change at this is time. It’s also important to observe on bus information designed to help with physical distancing.
Meanwhile, the bus company is maintaining an enhanced cleaning schedule, including deep cleaning and en route cleaning throughout the day. Drivers, cleaners and all other bus workers use PPE to help keep passengers and drivers safe.