Nov 22

Bus route changes

West Sussex County Council is running a Bus User Survey seeking to understand likely impacts of proposed changes to a number of local bus routes.


We are proposing to make the following changes to a number of subsidised local bus services next year, due to falling passenger numbers on some routes, and the impact of these on others.


The routes and proposed changes are as follows:


Compass Travel 12 : Littlehampton town bus

Completely revised service to serve two new developments (Littlehampton Town Council are carrying out local consultation)


Compass Travel 19 : Shoreham Beach – Holmbush Farm

Journeys after 1725 withdrawn


Compass Travel 37 : Haywards Heath – Crawley

The commercially run service is being withdrawn 9 January 2017. The route is largely duplicated by Metrobus 271, but the 37 is the only bus service to Balcombe. A couple of journeys on Compass service 40 extended to Balcombe and Crawley to retain the shopping facility that existed prior to the introduction of the 37 in September 2013.


Stagecoach 56 : Old Bosham – Chichester – Arundel Park

Early morning journeys before 0750 withdrawn.


Compass Travel 72/73 : Pulborough – Amberley – Storrington – Ashington

Service completely revised and extended to Horsham via West Chiltington Village, Shipley, Maplehurst and Nuthurst in mitigation for changes to services 74/75, 89 & 108. The 72/73 would no longer serve Thakeham and Ashington.


Compass Travel 74/75 : Storrington/Petworth – Barns Green – Horsham

Service withdrawn, partly replaced by diversion of some 100 journeys.


Compass Travel 89 : Horsham – Haywards Heath

Saturday service withdrawn.


Compass Travel 93/96 : Midhurst area villages service

Service reduced from two days a week to one day per week.


Compass Travel 100 : Burgess Hill – Pulborough – Horsham

A few journeys diverted via Barns Green between Billingshurst & Horsham to partly replace withdrawn route 74/75 above.


Compass Travel 108 : Shoreham – Steyning – Horsham

Service withdrawn.


Compass Travel 150 : Selsey – East Wittering – West Itchenor

Service reduced from three days per week to one or two days per week.

We need feedback from passengers and local communities so we can understand the potential impact of proposed changes to these routes. We would therefore appreciate your help in promoting the survey wherever appropriate.

You can find out more and access the survey here


Alternatively, any comments or questions can be emailed to


The closing date for responses is 18 December 2016


Best regards


Jo Kenworthy

Information Officer, Transport Bureau

Residents’ Services – Highways and Transport

West Sussex County Council