UPDATE: Temporary Stagecoach bus service arrangements

Route 9, the Coastliner 700 and Pulse are all affected
Route 9, the Coastliner 700 and Pulse are all affected

BUS services in the area have been significantly affected by the A27 closure and unprecedented congestion on alternative routes.

Stagecoach says it has been trying to cope with the impact on services and has drafted in more staff and buses to help.

Meanwhile, Stagecoach bus tickets can be used on Southern trains between Worthing and Brighton, and on Brighton and Hove bus services between Shoreham and the Holmbush Centre.

The company said in a statement today: “The tragic events on the A27on Saturday have shocked everyone and our hearts go out to the families of the bereaved.

“We hope to be back to normal later on Saturday but the situation is evolving and customers are advised to check for updates and use our customer service team, which is working hard to keep customers informed, answering calls, emails and tweets, and broadcasting updates online and on social media.”

For any questions about bus travel during the road closure, and the acceptance of tickets, contact Stagecoach customer service on 0345 121 0190, email south.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com or tweet @stagecoachsouth

Services operating on temporary arrangements:-

• Coastliner 700 buses from Littlehampton are terminating at Worthing.

Because of the severe congestion on the roads between Worthing and Shoreham, a reduced service is in place between Worthing and Brighton.

This may involve a change of service at Shoreham and the drivers will be able to advise any passengers concerned.

• Route 9 is terminating at Lancing Mash Barn. Customers travelling between Lancing and Shoreham can use Southern Rail, customers between Shoreham and the Holmbush Centre can use Brighton and Hove’s route 2.

• The Pulse is unchanged but passengers may notice a reduced frequency as the buses cope with additional traffic levels, particularly on the Worthing to Lancing section.

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