05 May 2017
Stagecoach South have recently upgraded their bus fleet on the Route 1 which runs from the Sussex Coastal town of Worthing into the South Downs National Park via Pulborough, Storrington and Petworth to Midhurst.
The four E300 vehicles, which have free WiFi, e-leather seats and more space on board, feature a striking 'South Downs Connections' livery.
Tourist destinations along the route are illustrated on each vehicle.
Edward Hodgson, Managing Director for Stagecoach South said: “We are very excited to be launching our new look and enhanced vehicles on Route 1 which provides an essential service for both residents and the many visitors who use public transport to explore this beautiful area.
Tourism is vital to the economy of The South Downs National Park which offers some magnificent and breathtaking views. We have a great network of routes running across the Park and our popular routes 1 and 60 provide a superb link from the coast to Midhurst where further connections are available to other places of interest within the park.
This new livery resonates with the South Downs National Park and promotes the bus as the best way to experience the landscapes and attractions, and I am delighted that we have been able to further invest in our bus network serving the Park".
Andrew Lee, Director of Countryside Policy and Management, South Downs National Park Authority said “We are delighted that visitors to the National Park can sit back and enjoy the views while travelling on the new fleet of buses, and that Stagecoach have placed the South Downs National Park at the centre of their striking new branding for their routes in the National Park.”
Stagecoach is introducing the new look buses to the public across the area with roadshows in Worthing, Storrington, Pulborough, Petworth and Midhurst.
Stagecoach bus services within the South Downs National Park include:-
1 Worthing - Storrington - Pulborough - Petworth - Midhurst download timetable
60 Chichester - Singleton - Cocking - Midhurst download timetable
70 Guildford - Godalming - Haslemere - Midhurst download timetable
Stagecoach Operations Manager Rob Vince (above) launches the 4 buses at Worthing depot.