Brighton street to suffer fewer buses at night

Posted On 08 Apr 2010 at 11:49 pm

A narrow Brighton street will have fewer buses using it at night after bus company chief Roger French agreed concessions with local campaigners.

Chris Cooke, chairman of the St James’s Area Action Group (the local action team), has negotiated quieter nights for residents of Madeira Place.

More than 300 buses a day have been diverted down Madeira Place since gas main replacement work began in St James’s Street last month.

Among them is the N7 night bus.

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Today Mr Cooke said: “I’m really pleased to say that after a great deal of correspondence with Roger French, MD of Brighton and Hove Buses, I can now confirm that the N7 night bus will be diverted along the seafront for the remaining duration of the gas works on St James’s Street rather than cutting along Madeira Place all night as is the current situation.

“I was fully aware that this was causing additional disturbance to residents and businesses along Madeira Place on top of the considerable disruption already being suffered by hundreds of diverted buses already thundering past all day.

“Therefore I have agreed this course of action today with Roger.

“This will be in place by this Sunday.”

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  1. jay Reply

    Buses thundering past.

    I would like to see a bus turn that corner fast, so I think this is a little far fetched…

    would make more sense to divert buses up Edward street. where there are no residents.

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