Bus chaos as business collapses

Bus services in East Sussex have been disrupted after a Countryliner bus company went into administration on Thursday.

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Statement from East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council say they are doing everything they can to ensure the minimum amount of disruption is caused in the county following the collapse of local bus company Countryliner.

Hundreds of school children will experience delays to their travel to school this morning after the company went into administration late yesterday afternoon.

The County Council has taken action to ensure that at a minimum those services that provide journeys to and from school operate on Tuesday 9 October in the morning and afternoon. This will mean children should be able get to and from school as normal but expect delays. It is likely there will be disruption to bus services throughout the day

– Statement from East Sussex County Council

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Bus journeys in East Sussex: Severe disruption likely

Countryliner Sussex Ltd has gone into administration Credit: Countryliner

School and public bus services will be severely disrupted tomorrow morning after a bus company went into administration.

Countryliner Sussex Ltd collapsed at 5pm today.

The following services will be affected.

121 Newick - Chailey - Cooksbridge - Lewes

125 Barcombe - Cooksbridge - Lewes - Glynde - Alfriston

127 Lewes Landport Estate

128 Lewes Town

166 Lewes - Plumpton Green - Wivelsfield Green - Haywards Heath

254 Tunbridge Wells - Frant - Wadhurst - Ticehurst - Hawkhust

256 Tunbridge Wells to Uplands Community College (School Journeysonly)

258 Kilndown - Lamberhurst - Wadhurst

259 Bodle Street - Wartling - Cowbeech - Heathfield CommunityCollege

261 Uckfield - Maresfield - Nutley - Chelwood Gate - Forest Row - EGrinstead

304/305 Hastings - Battle - Roberstbridge - Hurst Green - Hawkhurst

824 Village Rider serving Lewes, Plumpton Green, Wivelsfield Green,Ditchling, Burgess Hill

Transport to the following schools and colleges will be affected:

Chailey School, St Peters CE School, Chailey; Uckfield Community Technology College; Ringmer Academy; Wivelsfield County Primary; Uplands Community College, Wadhurst

Heathfield Community College; Robertsbridge Community College; Claverham Community College; Battle Priory School, Lewes; Sussex Downs College, Lewes; Warden Park School, Cuckfield; Sackville School, East Grinstead.

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