Uckfield area buses getting back to near normal

Buses services in the Uckfield area are returning to something like normal from today (June 29) as the Covid-19 lockdown eases.

Uckfield bus station in January 2020

At CTLA bus at Uckfield  in January 2020

Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) will re-start the normal operation of local bus services 246/248 and 249 serving Uckfield, surrounding villages and Crowborough from today.

Service 246: Uckfield – Chelwood Gate – Fletching Circular Service (Thursdays only)

Services 248 and 249: Uckfield – Crowborough (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).

Compass Travel

Compass Travel is reinstating its three main services in the Uckfield area. Service 31:   Uckfield – Newick – Haywards Heath. Normal timetable (non-school day service).

Service 231: Uckfield – Heathfield – Etchingham. Normal timetable (non-school day service).

Service 261: Uckfield – Nutley – Forest Row – East Grinstead. Normal timetable.

Brighton and Hove Buses

Brighton and Hove Buses, with its 28/29 services to Brighton/Tunbridge Wells from Uckfield, is operating about 80 per cent of its standard timetable.

Passengers must wear face masks on all services, in line with government instructions for users of public transport.

  • Web links to the bus operator web sites for detailed timetables are provided at the end of this story.

Paul Llewellyn has provided this website with the following information about services across a wider area.

Weekday route 125 remains suspended though Cuckmere Buses has resumed its Saturday route 25. CTLA have, by special arrangement with East Sussex County Council, agreed wherever possible to assist passengers of any age who are affected by these suspended services. 

Those who still need to make vital journeys should contact CTLA to see if they can be accommodated through their expanded dial-a-ride services.

Bookings can be made by phoning CTLA on 01273 517332 between 8am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. 

Sheffield Park

Service 121: From today, an amended service will be provided, similar to the normal Saturday timetable but not serving Sheffield Park. Buses will depart Newick (The Bull) at 0830, 1102, 1302, 1502, 1702 and 1802. Buses will depart from Lewes bus station at 0805, 1035, 1235, 1435, 1635 and 1735.

Service 122: From today,  an amended service will be provided, similar to the normal Saturday timetable though with an extra earlier journey on weekdays. Buses will depart Barcombe Cross at 0742 (not Saturdays), 1006, 1155, 1355, 1555 and 1739. The 1135, 1335 and 1555 journeys will return to Lewes via South Chailey and Plumpton Green. Buses will depart from Lewes bus station at 0735 (not Saturdays), 0935, 1135, 1335, 1535 and 1710, The 0935 will run to Barcombe via Plumpton Green and South Chailey.

Detailed timetables can be found on the bus operators’ websites:

Brighton and Hove

Compass Travel


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