Old bus ready to run new route along Brighton seafront

Posted On 08 Jun 2014 at 8:06 am

A new seafront bus route starts next weekend but it will be served by an old Routemaster, complete with conductor.

The new 10 will have a retro feel for passengers taking the coast road route between the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove and Brighton Station.

The first number 10 bus is scheduled to set off next Sunday (15 June) from the station. It will go past the Royal Pavilion and the Palace Pier on its way to the King Alfred. The hourly service will run until Saturday 13 September.

Brighton and Hove Buses said that the 10 had been timetabled for passengers arriving or leaving on London trains.

The fare will be £2 for adults and £1 for children. Under-fives go free and concessionary passes are accepted. Savers can also be used on this route.

Brighton and Hove Buses commercial director Mike Best said: “We hope that residents and tourists will enjoy using this service which will be a trip down memory lane for some and a brand new experience for others.

“The service offers a picturesque route for those visiting or staying at one of the seafront hotels.

“Route 10 will be a fantastic reminder of the strong heritage Brighton and Hove has in providing public bus services.”

  1. Hove Actually Reply

    Great just what we need a vintage bus blocking the traffic even more on the only viable route across the town for people wanting to avoid the Brighton Station pinch point or the unwanted changes to Eastern Road.
    No doubt the spiteful greens will try to use this as a reason for a new bus lane taking up most of the A259 now

  2. Hove Actually Reply

    Great just what we need a vintage bus blocking the traffic even more on the only viable route across the town for people wanting to avoid the Brighton Station pinch point or the unwanted changes to Eastern Road.
    No doubt the spiteful greens will try to use this as a reason for a new bus lane taking up most of the A259 now

  3. Jolly Reply

    Spiteful Greens? I mean, really?

  4. Jolly Reply

    Spiteful Greens? I mean, really?

  5. Valerie Paynter Reply

    It will struggle to take today’s pushchairs and if using a wheelchair or wheeled walking aid, I think it wise to remember what kind of service they were built to provide and not to expect what today’s single decker, flat access, etc. offer.

    Ahhh…..the days of hopping on and off moving London double deckers without doors that had to be opened…..this one will probably have doors to prevent this.

  6. Valerie Paynter Reply

    It will struggle to take today’s pushchairs and if using a wheelchair or wheeled walking aid, I think it wise to remember what kind of service they were built to provide and not to expect what today’s single decker, flat access, etc. offer.

    Ahhh…..the days of hopping on and off moving London double deckers without doors that had to be opened…..this one will probably have doors to prevent this.

  7. Valerie Paynter Reply

    It will struggle to take today’s pushchairs and if using a wheelchair or wheeled walking aid, I think it wise to remember what kind of service they were built to provide and not to expect what today’s single decker, flat access, etc. offer.

    Ahhh…..the days of hopping on and off moving London double deckers without doors that had to be opened…..this one will probably have doors to prevent this.

  8. Bernice Reply

    Thanks brighton&hove , at last a seafront service , just wish it could run thru winter for seafront residents and tourists alike.

  9. Bernice Reply

    Thanks brighton&hove , at last a seafront service , just wish it could run thru winter for seafront residents and tourists alike.

  10. Bernice Reply

    Thanks brighton&hove , at last a seafront service , just wish it could run thru winter for seafront residents and tourists alike.

  11. Myke Rosenthal-English Reply

    Why not re-introduce the old number 17 open top bus from Portslade to Rottingdean?I do not think this will be a success.King Alfred to Brighton Station!Good luck with that!

  12. Myke Rosenthal-English Reply

    Why not re-introduce the old number 17 open top bus from Portslade to Rottingdean?I do not think this will be a success.King Alfred to Brighton Station!Good luck with that!

  13. Myke Rosenthal-English Reply

    Why not re-introduce the old number 17 open top bus from Portslade to Rottingdean?I do not think this will be a success.King Alfred to Brighton Station!Good luck with that!

  14. Jan Reply

    What a shame there are negative comments. This is just once an hour on one route. Wonderful for nostalgia. How sad that, as is so often the case, the only people who seem to bother posting on here have to criticise because they appear not to have read the news properly. It’s NOT a long term replacement for a regular commuter route, it will hardly affect the already busy summer traffic, and there will still be plenty of alternative services for the less able or those with buggies etc.!

  15. Jan Reply

    What a shame there are negative comments. This is just once an hour on one route. Wonderful for nostalgia. How sad that, as is so often the case, the only people who seem to bother posting on here have to criticise because they appear not to have read the news properly. It’s NOT a long term replacement for a regular commuter route, it will hardly affect the already busy summer traffic, and there will still be plenty of alternative services for the less able or those with buggies etc.!

  16. Jan Reply

    What a shame there are negative comments. This is just once an hour on one route. Wonderful for nostalgia. How sad that, as is so often the case, the only people who seem to bother posting on here have to criticise because they appear not to have read the news properly. It’s NOT a long term replacement for a regular commuter route, it will hardly affect the already busy summer traffic, and there will still be plenty of alternative services for the less able or those with buggies etc.!

  17. Andy Reply

    What a shame that it is not advertised more, this is a great idea for tourists etc just a shame its not open top for the summer….

  18. Andy Reply

    What a shame that it is not advertised more, this is a great idea for tourists etc just a shame its not open top for the summer….

  19. Andy Reply

    What a shame that it is not advertised more, this is a great idea for tourists etc just a shame its not open top for the summer….

  20. Lorraine Bowen Reply

    Fab journey on the number 10 today! Great seeing the seafront from the top deck – I’ve lived here for some time but never been on a bus along the seafront. Just needs advertising a bit more as there was hardly anyone on it! Get rid of these negative comments – the idea is fab!

  21. Lorraine Bowen Reply

    Fab journey on the number 10 today! Great seeing the seafront from the top deck – I’ve lived here for some time but never been on a bus along the seafront. Just needs advertising a bit more as there was hardly anyone on it! Get rid of these negative comments – the idea is fab!

  22. Lorraine Bowen Reply

    Fab journey on the number 10 today! Great seeing the seafront from the top deck – I’ve lived here for some time but never been on a bus along the seafront. Just needs advertising a bit more as there was hardly anyone on it! Get rid of these negative comments – the idea is fab!

  23. Jeffers Reply

    What a great idea ! An old AEC ! Something for the tourists and the locals alike. Will make sure I do it before the summer’s out. As for the Greens ? They should do something about the menace that are cyclists that ride through red traffic lights, don’t look where they’re going and join car drivers on the road w/o looking. They should be registered and display a number like everyone else that uses the road.

  24. Jeffers Reply

    What a great idea ! An old AEC ! Something for the tourists and the locals alike. Will make sure I do it before the summer’s out. As for the Greens ? They should do something about the menace that are cyclists that ride through red traffic lights, don’t look where they’re going and join car drivers on the road w/o looking. They should be registered and display a number like everyone else that uses the road.

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