Brighton & Hove Residents Enjoy Christmas Day Services For The Second Year Running

2 months ago Fri 29th Dec 2023

Text that reads "Christmas & New Year Bus Services" on a festive Brighton cityscape

Brighton & Hove Buses saw over 4,300 local residents take advantage of Christmas Day services that were put into place again this year on routes 1, 1A, 5B, 7, 12 & 49 this year at no cost to the taxpayer. This is a 46% increase in usage following last year’s success.

In addition to this, an extra service between Brighton, Newhaven and Seaford was added on Coaster route 12 and was used by nearly 600 people.

These commercial funded services are a continuation of efforts by Brighton & Hove Buses to help passengers get to work, visit loved ones and see friends over the Christmas period. Furthermore, none of the drivers are forced to work Christmas Day and there were far more volunteers than shifts available.

Nick Hill, Commercial Director at Brighton & Hove Buses said: “We’re thrilled to be able to run Christmas Day services again this year, and to see even more people using them. We’re committed to keeping everyone connected all year round and making it easier for passengers to get to where they need to be at Christmas.”

On New Years Eve, a normal Sunday service will be in operation with night buses running to get people home in the early hours on routes N1, N5, N7, N12, N14 and N25.

Commercially funded Christmas Day services ran for the second year running on routes 1, 1A, 5B, 7 & 49, and saw more than 4,300 passengers use the services.

An additional service on Coaster route 12 saw 600 people use the service.