Brighton Half Marathon - Sunday 23 February
The Brighton Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 23 February. Starting at 09:00 from Madeira Drive, runners will head from the SeaLife Centre roundabout along the A259 to the east of the city. Runners will turn just before Roedean Road and head west back into the city centre. At the SeaLife Centre roundabout runners will then head up the A23 to Union Road and then return to the SeaLife Centre roundabout before heading and all the way along to Hove Lagoon turning around again and heading back to Madeira Drive where they finish. Owing to the multiple road closures in the city there will be a limited service operating until approximately 12:00 when full service can start to be restored. The roads around the Level and Old Steine are closed from 08:15. The A259 Coast Road from Roedean Road up to the SeaLife Centre roundabout is closed from 08:15 until 11:15, and the SeaLife Centre roundabout is closed until 13:30. Departures from Churchill Square will start from 12:00 Eastbound buses from the west of the city terminating in Western Road will operate via Montpelier Road, Upper North Street and Regent Hill to the Clarence Square stop, returning via normal route. Further details on bus services are as below: Routes 1 & 1A Until 12:00, buses will operate between Mile Oak & Churchill Square and between Eastern Road (Bingo Hall) & Whitehawk only. Route 2 Until 12:00 these services will operate between Steyning/Shoreham and Churchill Square only. Service 2 from Rottingdean will operate to the Eastern Road Bingo Hall only. Routes 5, 5A & 5B Until 12:00, services will operate between Hangleton and Churchill Square. From Patcham and Hollingbury services will operate to Preston Circus only. Route 6 Normal service. Route 7 From 08:00 until 12:00 this service will operate between George Street and the Clock Tower only. Buses from Hove will run via Upper Gloucester Road and Buckingham Road to Imperial Arcade, returning via the Clock Tower and Queens Road. Services to/from the Marina will be suspended until 12:00 during which time a limited alternative service on Route 23 will run every 15 minutes between the Marina and Eastern Road (Bingo Hall). Routes 12, 12A & 13X Until 12:00, buses will start and terminate at Eastern Road (Bingo Hall), operating via Roedean Road and Eastern Road to the Bingo Hall. From 12:00 until 14:00, buses will operate via Lower Rock Gardens and Edward Street in both directions. Services towards Imperial Arcade will use bus stop H in the Old Steine. Routes 14, 14B & 14C From 07:00 until 12:00, buses will start and terminate at Eastern Road (Bingo Hall), operating as Route 14C. From 12:00 until 14:00, buses will operate via Lower Rock Gardens and Edward Street in both directions. Services towards Imperial Arcade to use bus stop U in the Old Steine. Route 18 This route will be suspended until 12:00. The first departures will be from the Pepper Pot at 12:20 and Brighton Station at 12:35. Service 23 will be an alternative from Queens Park Road during the event. Routes 21 & 21A Until 12:00, buses from the Marina will terminate at Pepper Pot, returning to the Marina via Down Terrace. Buses from Goldstone Valley will terminate at Clarence Square, service to Goldstone Valley will run 5 - 10 minutes later. Route 22 Until 12:00, buses will run between Woodingdean and Lewes Road Bus Garage only, operating via Hartington Road between Race Hill and the Bus Garage. Route 23 Normal service, plus between from 08:00 until 12:00 buses will run every 15 minutes between Brighton Marina and Eastern Road (Bingo Hall), replacing Route 7. Route 24 Until 12:00 buses will run between Hollingbury ASDA and Lewes Road Bus Garage only. Route 25 From 07:00 until 12:00, Route 25 will operate between the Universities and Lewes Road Garage only. Route 26 (and 46 in Hollingbury) Until 12:00, buses will run between Hollingbury ASDA and Fiveways only. Buses returning towards Hollingbury will start from Ditchling Road/Rugby Road. Route 27 Until 12:00, services are terminating at Eastern Road Bingo Hall. Services from Westdene will terminate at the Clock Tower. From Westdene buses will run via Upper Gloucester Road and Buckingham Road to Imperial Arcade, returning via the Clock Tower and Queens Road. Normal cross-town services will resume from approx. 12:00 onwards, except that, until 14:00 Services to operate via Edward Street and Lower Rock Gardens in both directions, service to Westdene to serve stop H in the Old Steine during that time. Routes 28 &29 Buses from Tunbridge Wells, Ringmer and Lewes will terminate at/start from Lewes Road Bus Garage until 1200. Normal service from Churchill Square will resume with the 12:35 departure. Route 46 (Southwick) Until 12:00, buses will run between Southwick and Churchill Square only. Route 48 Until 12:00, buses will run between Lower Bevendean and Lewes Road Garage only. Normal service from Bevendean will resume with the 12:01 departure from Bodiam Avenue terminus. Route 49 Services to/from Portslade will be suspended until 12:12 – alternative buses on Portland Road will be available on routes 2 and 46. Until 12:00, buses will run between East Moulsecoomb and Lewes Road Garage only. Route 50 Until 12:00 only a shuttle service between Lewes Road Sainsbury’s and Hollingdean will operate. Normal service will resume from 12:00. Route 77 This service will be suspended until the 11:43 departure from Brighton Station to Devils Dyke. Until 15:15, buses will terminate in Old Steine at stop Q, and will run via North Street, Upper North Street and Regent Hill to Churchill Square where they resume normal route. The Brighton Palace Pier and i360 cannot be served during this time. Towards the Town Centre, buses will follow their normal route but will terminate in Old Steine. Normal route resumes with the 15:15 departure from Brighton Palace Pier. Route 78 This service will start at 12:20 from Lewes Road Garage to Stanmer, then as normal. Route 79 This service will start at 12:04 from Fiveways to Ditchling Beacon, then as normal.
Valley Gardens - Southbound Bus Lane Switch
17th Feb - 17th Mar
Throughout the morning of Monday 17 February, the main switch over for southbound buses into the final scheme will begin. During the morning there will be phases of works to set up for this scheme which will result in buses operating the following new route. New Southbound Bus Lane All southbound services after serving the North Road bus stop, will now continue ahead (southbound) onto Marlborough Place and past the King and Queen public house. Services are to follow the road to the left until the junction of Grand Parade. A temporary set of traffic lights will be set up with the junction of Grand Parade. Buses will then turn right and resume normal route to the Old Steine. Northbound buses are still on diversion of the east side of St Peters Church serving a temporary stop at that location and then resuming normal route. Services will continue operating this diversion until the final resurfacing is complete. All southbound buses are operating as normal and the North Road southbound bus stop is open.