East Sussex County Council said it was providing a near to normal service today on bus routes formerly provided by Countryliner.
The council learned late yesterday that Countryliner Sussex Ltd. had gone into administration, affecting a total of 14 routes in East Sussex.
A number of contingency arrangements with other local bus companies have been put into place, which mean around 1,000 school children who rely on Countryliner services are able to get to and from school.
These temporary arrangements with Stagecoach, Ham’s Travel and Compass Travel are expected to remain in place until the County Council, working with operators, can find a long term solution. This could take some months.
Head of transport and operational services Nick Skelton said: “I’m really pleased we have been able to operate an almost normal service today for our customers and I’m sorry for any delays passengers may have faced.
“There are a few minor operating issue to resolve, such as drivers needing to familiarise themselves with new routes, but these will be ironed out over the next couple of days.
I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of the team here, as well as Stagecoach, Ham’s Travel and Compass Travel who worked late into the night to help us put our contingency plans in place.”
For more information call the Public Transport Services team on 01273 335080.
- From the back pages, May 23: Chelsea in pole position to land £80m Ronaldo after former Real president Calderon dismisses United return
- VIDEO ‘Trevor the Seal’ pays a visit to Seaford beach
- Lewes to Uckfield rail link is moving further down the track
- Review: The Kite Runner, Brighton Festival, until Saturday May 25
- Bandit breaks back into Drusillas Zoo after three week ‘vacation’ in Alfriston area
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Lewes
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 18 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 5 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 24 mph
Wind direction: West