- Simplified and more reliable Hastings Arrows timetable from 1st November
- Some changes to route 23, 24 and ESCC routes 7, 27, 29 & 347 from 2nd November
- New bus link between Bexhill and Hollington when the link road opens later this autumn
- Road-show in town centre on Wednesday 28th November
- One year’s free bus travel worth £910 up for grabs in prize draw
Stagecoach has announced upcoming timetable changes in Hastings with simpler, more reliable services from 1st November, and a new link to Bexhill later this autumn.
The Hastings Arrows timetable has been redesigned. All routes have been simplified to ensure most buses run the same journey in both directions and, due to increased traffic congestion, journey time has been increased to offer a more dependable service.
All route 21 buses to and from Stonehouse Drive will be extended to serve Bexhill via the new link road, providing a direct link between Bexhill, Hollington and Silverhill.
Philip Norwell, managing director of Stagecoach South East said: “By utilising the new link road we have created new options for residents and workers wanting to travel between Bexhill and Hollington. This is particularly timely with development of Glovers House business centre in Bexhill, located on the new link road.”
From 2nd November all route 21 buses will run as far as Tesco but will continue to Bexhill as soon as the link road is open. Due to the extension of route 21, after 9.00am all route 23 buses will run the same route along Blackman Avenue instead of Stonehouse Drive.
There will be changes to routes 7, 27, 29 & 347 which are funded by East Sussex County Council, from 2nd November. Frequency has improved on route 27. Some journeys will no longer call into Hastings Rail Station. Route 29 will no longer run, however all journeys on route 347 will run via Milward Road instead.
The new timetable leaflets are available on buses and from local outlets or to view on the Stagecoach website.
Stagecoach will also be holding a road-show in Hastings town centre, outside Debenhams, from 10am on Wednesday 28th October. A brand new bus will be parked up with Stagecoach staff on hand to answer questions and give out new timetables. The company will also be promoting a prize-draw, offering one lucky customer a year’s free bus travel worth £910.