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Uckfield bus service cuts of ‘grave concern’

Bus services cuts in the Uckfield area proposed by the county council are of “grave concern” to the town council.

The county is trying to save £1.79 million by reducing subsidies to non-commercial services . It says it would ensure 91 per cent of current passengers on the current network would be unaffected.

On the list for services to lose subsidy and potentially cut, reduced or changed are:

Service 28/29 which operates an hourly service on Monday to Saturday evenings. The council proposes removing services towards Tunbridge Wells after 7.45pm from Uckfield and after 8.55pm from Lewes.

Services towards Lewes would be removed after 8.40pm from Uckfield and after 9pm from Tunbridge Wells.

Service 246 currently operates one return journey between Uckfield and Fletching on a Thursday. This would be changed to a Friday.

Service 248, the Uckfield local service currently operates two return journeys Monday to Friday. This would be reduced to two days a week, Monday and Friday, with one return journey.

Service 249, which currently operates on a similar basis to No 248, would be reduced to Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Service 261 is currently a Monday to Saturday, two-hourly service. Under the proposals it would be a peak time service Monday to Friday and reduced off-peak to two services to two days, Tuesday and Friday.

Service 381 has six journeys Monday to Saturday. It would be reduced as service 261 with the two days of off-peak service being Tuesday and Thursday.

The on demand Uckfield Rider (Monday to Friday) would be reduced to two days per week, Monday and Thursday.

Details of the consultation here.

The town council is to tell the county council of its “grave concern” over the proposed cuts.

See also:

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