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“Please help me persuade Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company to increase the number of 81 buses running on a Sunday” – Myf Nixon

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Myf Nixon

Since city-centre shops and amenities are open on Sundays, buses are in demand as much as they are on Saturdays. They tend to be over-packed on Sundays. I'd like the frequency of the 81 route to reflect this.

Problem History

  • 1 Myf Nixon reported the issue on FixMyTransport. close 11:03 13 Jul 2011
  • 2 Myf Nixon wrote to Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company close 11:03 13 Jul 2011

    Here is the letter that Myf Nixon wrote.

    More 81 buses on a Sunday

    Would it be possible to increase the frequency of 81 buses on a Sunday?

    As city-centre shops and most other facilities are open, there are just as many people using the route on a Sunday as on a Saturday. The Sunday buses are often over-packed.

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  • 3 Info responded to Myf Nixon close 15:05 13 Jul 2011
    Hello

    Thank you for your email. We do appreciate that the frequency of service
    81 on Sundays could be better, however as the timetable of this route on
    Sundays is stipulated by Brighton & Hove City Council, any changes and
    improvements to the timetable have to be done in conjunction with them.
    Almost all buses on service 81 on a Sunday should be double-deckers in
    order to ensure there is enough space for those travelling; however,
    longer term, we do really want to improve the level of service through
    Queens Park on a Sunday as we do recognise that just 2 buses per hour on
    Sundays, as opposed to 8 on weekdays, is not ideally sufficient and so
    we are now carefully considering how we can go about this, and your
    feedback in this respect is much appreciated.

    Once again, thank you for taking the time to get in touch.

    Yours sincerely

    Pat Stringer
    Operations & Commercial Manager
    Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company Ltd.

    Customer Services - email [email address]; phone 01273 886200. Open
    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 9am to 4pm.

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  • 4 Myf Nixon added an update close 15:10 13 Jul 2011

    The route is stipulated by the council, but they really do want to improve the level of service on the route, which is great to hear.
    Most 81s on Sundays are double deckers to cope with the extra demand.

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  • 5 Myf Nixon commented close 09:49 26 Jan 2012

    It was an encouraging reply, but the frequency of the 81 bus on a Sunday has not yet increased.

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