Brand New Express Route 1X coming to Brighton in July

1 week ago Fri 7th Jun 2024

Text that reads 'New express route' coming soon 1XWe are excited to announce a brand-new express route that will operate between Mile Oak and Brighton Marina. The new 1X will commence on 7th July 2024, replacing the 1A, and will offer residents faster connections between the Town Centre, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton Marina, Hove, Portslade, and Mile Oak.

The new 1X express route will be the fastest way to get from the east to the west of the city and back again by bus and will follow a similar route to the well-established and much-loved route 1 but with fewer stops (Route 1 will continue to operate to its current route and stop at the same stops as at present, up to every 7 minutes). To find out how the 1X links with the route 1 click here.

For example, the service will connect Portslade and Churchill Square or Hove and Royal Sussex County Hospital in just four stops, making it a convenient and sustainable way to travel across the city without the stress of driving and parking.

The service will also serve some of the most popular destinations in the city in a much faster time, with a frequency of up to every 15 minutes throughout the day and operating until midnight every day.

Passengers will be able to spot a 1X bus stop instantly by the bright pink bus stop poles that will mark them.

Ed Wills, Managing Director at Brighton & Hove Buses, said: “We’re hugely excited to introduce the 1X to Brighton & Hove this summer. This new express route will serve as a new lifeline to our bustling city and offer residents quicker journeys times from A to B.

“We have also massively invested in our fleet this year with the introduction of 44 new buses with the latest accessibility features, six of which will be travelling on the 1X every day.”

All the buses are fitted with two wheelchair bays, with even more space for an extra two buggies, and if a wheelchair user is unable to board for any reason the company offer a free accessible taxi. The buses also have next stop audio and visual announcements, dementia friendly seating and flooring and an onboard hearing loop system. All drivers have disability awareness training, and in partnership with Alzheimer's Society and Guide Dogs they are all Dementia Friends and 'My Sighted Guides'.
1X Route map

Click here to view the combined 1 & 1X timetable

To find out how the 1X links with the route 1 click here.

The full list of 1X stops is as follows:

Eastbound Westbound
Graham Avenue Shops Brighton Marina
Hole in the Wall Arundel Road
The Rise County Hospital
Brasslands Drive Law Courts
Mile Oak Gardens Old Steine (Stop H)
Portslade Old Village North Street (Stop Y)
Southern Cross Churchill Square (Stop C)
Battle of Trafalgar Palmeira Square
Portslade Town Hall George Street
Portslade Station (Stop D) Richardson Road
Boundary Road (stop K) Boundary Road (stop B)
Richardson Road Portslade Station (Stop C)
George Street Portslade Town Hall
Palmeira Square Battle of Trafalgar
Churchill Square (Stop H) Southern Cross
North Street (stop C) Portslade Old Village
Law Courts Mile Oak Gardens
County Hospital Brasslands Drive
Roedean Road Edgehill Way
Marina Cinema The Rise
  Hole in the Wall
  Community Centre
  Graham Avenue Shops