Changes to Bus Services in Rother District

Highlights (changes from 23 July unless stated)

Bexhill

  • Route 98 Monday to Saturday daytime frequency between Bexhill town centre, Pebsham and Hastings improved to 20 minutes. New hourly Monday to Saturday evening service between Sidley, Bexhill, Pebsham and Hastings, plus 2 hourly to/from Hailsham and Eastbourne. Earlier journeys on Sundays (Sidley-Hastings), plus new Sunday 2 hourly service between Bexhill, Sidley, Hailsham and Eastbourne.
  • Route 99 Sunday service doubled to half-hourly.
  • Route 95 on Saturdays (Bexhill-Catsfield-Battle) revised and extended to and from Conquest Hospital on a 2 hourly frequency.

Battle

  • Route 254/304/305 (Hastings-Battle-Robertsbridge-Hurst Green-Hawkhurst-Flimwell-Ticehurst-Wadhurst-Frant-Tunbridge Wells) new later evening journeys plus new 2 hourly Sunday service. Service renumbered to Route 1066.
  • Route 95 on Saturdays (Bexhill- Catsfield -Battle) revised and extended to and from Conquest Hospital on a 2 hourly frequency.

Flimwell, Hurst Green, Robertsbridge, John’s Cross, Mountfield, Whatlington – Route 254/304/305 to and from Tunbridge Wells, Hawkhurst, Battle and Hastings improved with new later evening journeys plus new 2 hourly Sunday service. Service renumbered to Route 1066

Etchingham, Burwash – Route 231 (currently Etchingham-Burwash-Broad Oak-Heathfield-Blackboys-Framfield-Uckfield) revised to run locally between Etchingham and Heathfield to an improved frequency. Hourly/2 hourly on Monday to Fridays plus new Saturday service. Connections are available at Heathfield to/from new 29A for Uckfield, Lewes and Brighton. Route 231 also serves Burwash, Batemans on a pre-booked basis.

Westfield, Brede, Broad Oak – Route 29 new later Monday to Saturday evening journeys to/from Northiam, Conquest Hospital and Hastings, plus new Sunday service also extending to Tenterden.

Northiam

  • Route 29 new later Monday to Saturday evening journeys to/from Conquest Hospital and Hastings, plus new Sunday service also extending to Tenterden.
  • Route 313 (Northiam-Beckley-Peasmarsh-Playden-Rye-Rye Harbour) new evening Monday to Saturday evening journeys, plus new Sunday service.

Beckley, Peasmarsh, Playden, Iden,

  • Route 312 (Tenterden-Iden-Playden-Rye) – new Sunday service.
  • Route 313 (Northiam-Beckley-Peasmarsh-Playden-Rye-Rye Harbour) new evening Monday to Saturday evening journeys, plus new Sunday service.

Rye, Rye Harbour

  • Route 312 (Tenterden-Iden-Playden-Rye) – new Sunday service.
  • Route 313 (Northiam-Beckley-Peasmarsh-Playden-Rye-Rye Harbour) new evening Monday to Saturday evening journeys, plus new Sunday service.
  • Route 100 (Rye-Winchelsea-Icklesham-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.
  • Route 101 (Rye-Winchelsea Beach-Pett Level-Fairlight-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.

Camber

  • Route 102 (Rye-Camber-Lydd-New Romney-Folkestone-Dover) revised from 3 September to run between New Romney and Dover. From this date the route of service 100 (Hastings-Icklesham-Winchelsea-Rye) will be extended to serve Camber, Lydd and New Romney.

Winchelsea, Icklesham – Route 100 (Rye-Winchelsea-Icklesham-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service.

Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level, Fairlight – Route 101 (Rye-Winchelsea Beach-Pett Level-Fairlight-Hastings) – improved Monday to Saturday evening service. Stagecoach’s commercial Monday to Saturday daytime service was revised from 3 September with journeys at these times no longer serving Conquest Hospital.