Uckfield people bemoaned the lack of a Sunday service to Eastbourne when they visited a bus surgery yesterday.
Barry Marlowe, who leads the Wealden Bus Alliance, said the 29 buses had often to contend with traffic congestion in Lewes and Tunbridge Wells, making for late arrivals in Uckfield.
He said the response from Uckfield people to the surgery – the first of its kind in the town – had been good. It gave residents the opportunity to ask questions about services, timetables, ticket deals and improvements.
Bus Users UK
Feedback from people would go to the national organisation, Bus Users UK, under whose auspices the surgery was held.
Two buses – a Brighton and Hove Buses double-decker and a Stagecoach single-decker were in the railway station car park to help draw attention to the event. Compass Travel was also represented. Southern Railway,the Sussex Rail Partnership and Uckfield Town Council were also among other groups supporting the event.
It was the second bus event to be held this year in the railway station car park. In July, the then Transport Minister, Norman Baker, and Wealden MP, Charles Hendry, were present for the launch of the Ashdown Forest bus link. See story here