The popular Coaster buses are set to increase in number and frequency in the latest push by Brighton & Hove Buses to deliver a bigger and better service for its customers.
The company is investing in three new buses covering the coastal routes between Brighton and Eastbourne on top of the new depot at Newhaven to deliver cleaner buses and bigger and better facilities with extra resources which simultaneously paves the way for further expansion.
In addition to supporting the redevelopment plans for Newhaven, bus routes to benefit from the investment are the 12, 12A and 12X between Brighton, Newhaven, Seaford and Eastbourne.
Brighton & Hove Buses Managing Director Martin Harris said: “We are committed to improving our bus service in general and in particular on the popular coastal route served by the Coaster 12, 12A and 12X services. We want to make it possible for all car-owners to get out of their cars and onto the bus whether it’s for leisure or business purposes and no matter what time of day or night.
“Our investment in Newhaven will help create more local jobs as part of the push to regenerate the town’s economy.”
From 24 April, the popular limited stop 12X service will run every twenty minutes instead of every half hour on Mondays to Saturdays. There will be an improved service in the early mornings from Eastbourne to Brighton, with an earlier first journey, and at the other end of the day there will be more frequent departures from Brighton in the evenings, as well as a new later journey through to Eastbourne at 11.48pm.