|This Sussex Transport Groups & Enthusiasts Web Site, was originally as part of our 'sales' web site. This non-profit site was aimed at Sussex Transport and related topics, with new material as hosted and updated pages or new links added as new topics were offered requested or found. Please note that neither webmasters of this site have any financial connection or receive ANY remuneration with any of these sites linked to and cannot have any control on what you may find on those sites. Those we freely host or any managed on a commercial basis have been created for the group or owners agreement. In addition the webmaster has now been the initial creator of 16 Facebook Pages that has helped start off clubs and business into social media.|
|Hosted Groups & Societies.
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This first section provides internal links on this Sussex Transport site, to those pages we freely host for those without other means to hold information on the internet. This gives them a free space to provide new & prospective members information about their aims and meetings. The primary groups operate in Brighton, or surrounding areas of Sussex. Some outside that area are due to close ties with the organisation and the site sponsors.
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|Sussex Transport Interest Group ON FACEBOOK too!|
The origin of the Sussex Transport Interest Group goes back now over twenty five years, when in April 1983 a meeting was held at London Road Station, Brighton, by a group of transport enthusiasts following the demise of the Brighton Transport Museum Project. Since then the group has grown from strength to strength. Particular topics mean the meeting place is full to overflowing. Membership also includes a regular newsletter now in A5 folded format, with news & views from the members on a variety of transport in & around Sussex. An established group for Road, Rail, Air & Sea transport enthusiasts.
| Sussex Vintage Model Railway Club|
Details of this club meetings since 2003 to the current year, some pictures & exhibition details.
This club was created in 1985 for people who like ready to run model and toy trains, whatever make or gauge. They could be available now, a century old or any age between. On your visit you will find a themed meeting where members bring along scale model trains, or those tinplate toy trains from yesteryear, brought out from from personal collections. The gathering of members run these on their own tracks for the others to see and appreciate. The club run an annual exhibition at Knoyle Hall in June.
|Lion Garage A Tribute to Brian Parnell, PSV/PCV/HGV preservationalist recovery|
This is a personal and close friend Tribute to Brian Parnell of Lion Garage, a motor mechanic who supported vehicle preservation through his assistance with his recovery vehicles
|City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot|
A few views & information here about this working museum, previously based at Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, now based at Wicor. This charitable concern continues to need your support in order to purchase the freehold at Wicor, or at another location. A video had been created in support of the museum, capturing the last open day 9/3/2003 at Broad Street with over 2 hours of footage showing working buses, tours of the depot, interviews with staff, & a colour cover with photos. An official handover was made for 105 video sales on the 15th May 2005, although the bus press was not very supportive of the Video itself, proceeds did pay for half the project to reset the upstairs on the open topper.
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|External Links to Transport & related groups|
The external links provided below will take you to similar transport or related based groups in Sussex and surrounding counties, although each in its own new window.
The inclusion of any external link on this site does not imply that we can take any responsibility for the content of those websites.
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|Brighton Tram 53 Project - ON FACEBOOK too!|
'Pre-war transport history coming back to life'
Welcome to the blog spot for the restoration of Brighton tramcar Number 53. This tram is the last of the eighty cars run by Brighton Corporation from 1901 to 1939. The aim of the project is to restore the body, add fittings and as a longer term aim, to re-mount on a truck. The tram currently resides on a farm in Sussex, but now after many years neglect, a group is being formed to restore her glory! Become a member, sponsor the project or just a donation would be great help. The 53 project has items for sale in which will help fund the restoration of this last Brighton Tramcar. Donations and offers of transport material very welcome.
|East Sussex Omnibus Society #6 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
The East Sussex Omnibus Society was formed in 1988 by a band of dedicated enthusiasts with a desire to meet on a regular basis to discuss like minded matters and exchange views under a social climate. ESOS provides a forum for those interested in the buses of Eastbourne and surrounding areas. In 1998 the name was changed to recognize the widening interests of the Society. BUSTOPICS is a monthly magazine which is mailed to all members including news on the local operators. A varied selection of topics and speakers are guaranteed through the year providing film and slide presentations. The Society also has members in Continental Europe and North America. Summer meetings provide a chance to ride on vehicles old and new. Many of the members have access to vehicles in preservation for use on club outings including the famous Leyland Lion once owned by Eastbourne Corporation.
|Horsham Historics Preservation Society #12 in our referrer links out of 350+|
...with interests and activities for all the family, all year round.
Monthly Meetings & glossy newsletter
Annual Services Guide
Meetings to places of interest, treasure hunts & barbecue nights
Winter Sunday Get-to-Gether rally
Orgainisers of the Newhaven Fort Rally & Exhibition
Jointly organize the Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show, now have their own site pages.
|Southern Counties Historic Vehicles Preservation Trust #14 in our referrer links out of 350+|
The SCHVPT were incorporated in 1978 to develop the originally formed Worthing & Southern Counties Historic Vehicle Group. This was formed in 1962 to cater for enthusiasts of all kinds of old Transport, associated machines and any object of historical interest. The SCHVPT now has over 300 members scattered around the southern counties, who all own various vehicles and equipment and displays of items of our history. We own our own rally field and storage barn, meeting room, committee room, kitchen and toilet facilities & amp; hold various rallies throughout the year and have monthly committee meetings, displays and educational visits.
|MyBrightonandHove A living history of Brighton and Hove. #15 in our referrer links out of 350+ |
The My Brighton and Hove website was launched in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium and now has over 2,500 pages. Every week, people add new memories, photos, knowledge and opinions about the city - as it is today and as it was in the past. The site is entirely built and edited by volunteers. The site was inspired by the 1995 award-winning My Brighton touchscreen exhibit at Brighton Museum and was named Best Community Site in the Brighton and Hove Virtual Festival Web Awards in 2005, 2004 and 2002. We receive a steady stream of compliments from website visitors.
CommunitySites software who designed the site, also allow organisations through this software, like museums, archives, and community groups to update their websites easily and instantly. It is tailor-made for contributory sites like My Brighton and Hove. By the time the My Brighton and Hove site was re-launched on the software in September 2006, other archives and museums were already using the software - including Watford Museum and the National Council of Archives.
Some specific searches are provided here for Sussex-Transport enthusiasts & historians, and if not, how about making your own contribution at www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/
|The Worthing Model Railway Club #15 in our referrer links out of 350+|
The Club was formed in 1964 but was initially known as Shoreham & District Model Railway Club. As the club grew it was apparent that more and more of the members came from the Worthing area. It was decided then to move to larger premises in Worthing and the decision was taken, at the same time, to change the name to the present one - WORTHING MODEL RAILWAY CLUB. THEIR LINK HAS CHANGED!
|Southern Electric Group #19 in our referrer links out of 350+|
The Official Web Site of the Southern Electric Group (SEG), a UK based non-profit making organisation for enthusiasts, historians, modellers and preservationists of the largest third rail electric railway system in the world. Our link now takes you direct to the Sussex Branch programme notes.
|Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers #22 in our referrer links out of 350+|
Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers, is affiliated to the Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies, this local Society exists to bring together for their mutual benefit, those interested in model engineering in all its forms, including the construction of workshop equipment, tools, clocks and marine engines, and to bring a knowledge of model engineering to the general public through the exhibition and running of models. Situated at Field Place, The Boulevard, Goring. Providing Steam train passenger rides 2pm until 5pm on second and fourth Sunday each month, from May till October inclusive. Prospective new members always welcome to come and sample the activities. Call them on 01903-700642 for latest running times.
|Brighton Model Railway Club #24 in our referrer links out of 350+|
For model railway enthusiasts in Sussex of all gauges and interests, with meetings & an annual exhibition in Brighton.
|The Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group. #27 in our referrer links out of 350+|
The Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group is an enthusiastic band of volunteers dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Hastings Trolleybuses. This site has pictures of Hastings Trolleybuses taken by the late sponsor of this site.
|Brighton Modelworld Show|
The was the biggest Modellers show of the South,
organised by the Sussex Railway Modellers. Much more than just railways, modelling of all sorts, including aircraft, shipping, cars, books, DVD, photographs, postcards, with a special childrens educational play area to make you own plane. This event has ceased at the present time.
|West Sussex Area Group N Gauge Society|
The Area Group meets on the first and third Friday of every month from 7pm at Sompting village hall near Worthing.
Click the their link to find out more...
|The Rise and fall of Cross Country Services from Brighton|
The Rise and fall of Cross Country Services from Brighton was a new site commenced only in August 2008, yet had been quick to bring interesting facts, figures and information to the enthusiast.
|The website of the Sompting & District Model Railway Club One of our referrer links|
The Sompting & District Model Railway Club has thrived at Sompting for many years and caters for members from juniors, 8 to 15 years of age, to nationally known very experienced and expert modellers. Our club nights, very sociable occasions, are held at Sompting Village Hall on the second and fourth Friday (and, if there is one, the fifth) of every month, from 6 until 10.30pm.
|South Shore Model Railway Club|
South Shore Group, a group of railway modellers focusing on the colourful and diverse railway prototypes of North America who meet regularly in Worthing on England's South Coast. South Shore is a sub-division of the British Region of the (US-based) National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) and was formerly known as the West Sussex American Group. The usual club night is Wednesday, starting at 7pm until about 11pm, and the usual venue is Sompting Village Hall, Sompting Near Worthing except on the second Wednesday of each month
|Tramway & Light Railway Society - Sussex|
The Sussex Area Group was formed in 1991 and has an informal and friendly membership of around 60 people.
Meetings are held on a regular monthly basis every second Wednesday of the month, and are located in the Southwick Community Centre, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4TE. Meetings commence at 7.30 for 7.40pm. We aim to have an invited guest speaker for most of our meetings and our topics include many facets of historic to modern tramways including trolleybuses. We have close links with the other Transport interest clubs of Sussex, and a number of our members also belong to the Tramway Museum Society and the Light Rail Transit Association. The Sussex Area Group has its own colour newsletter entitled 'Tramlines' which is published every six months and comprises of articles of current and past interest submitted by the Group membership.
Many of the members are keen tram modellers and the Group attends exhibitions throughout the year, displaying members' own layouts ranging in scale from 4mm to 3/4" to 1' scale. For the present moment annual programmes are not available here or at the National Site.
|Locomotive Club of Great Britian - Brighton Branch Referrer Linked|
Meetings for BRIGHTON (at 19.45) - Brighton Model Railway Club Room, BR London Road Station, Shaftesbury Place.
Without dates since 2007, to ensure up to date info, contact Nick Kelly direct on 01273 703489.
The National site did not at that time host the programme of the Brighton Branch Meetings, however this now appears to be available.
|Ashdown House Railway Society.|
Ashdown House Railway Society, a railway club based in Hastings, East Sussex, long-established model railway club, who have exhibited OO gauge (4mm) and N gauge (2mm) scale layouts at various shows in over 25 years. Meetings every Thursday at 8pm at the Civil Service Clubhouse, Harrow Lane, St Leonards-on-Sea. The club has the use of a large hall on club nights for running or working on the layout. We also have slide shows, and talks of railway, bus and tram interest. If you are interested in joining us, helping to construct the layout, having the opportunity of running your stock on a large layout, or just want to talk railways with us, visit the Clubhouse at Harrow Lane at 8pm any Thursday or follow the link to our site.
|The Bus Talk Forum One of our referrer links NEW!|
The Bus and Coach Discussion Forum. Topics include, Preservation Corner, Events open days gatherings, Diecast Corner, Buses for sale, Buses wanted, Bus Parts, Memorbillia, Photographs, clubs groups and just about aything else related you can read about here, or join up and post your message.
|Southern (Railway) E-Group A referrer link from over 350+|
The Southern E-Group was formed for discussion by email over the internet between Railway Enthusiasts, Historians and Modellers interested in the Southern Railway of the United Kingdom (including those railway companies that were merged together to form it and those that succeeded it).
The Official site; www.semgonline.com
|Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club Not one of our 350+ referrer links.|
The Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club Ltd. dates from l975 and resulted from the activities of a small group of transport enthusiasts. It is a member-involved club, run for their enjoyment and benefit. Its aims are simple and straightforward and its activities diverse within the preservation field.
|Volks Electric Railway Association Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The site for the support group for Volk's railway, which has now reached 125 years old.
|Thomas Harrington Coachworks Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The On-Line Museum about coachwork produced by Thomas Harrington of Hove, Sussex
An interesting find on those Harrington Coach body builders fame, formally of Old Shoreham Road in Hove, who built so many of the bodies in the fleet of Southdown Motor Services.
Harrington Gathering - June 10th 2007. This was the fifth rally specifically for vehicles produced by Thomas Harrington Coachworks of Hove, Sussex. Follow the links to read more about these events.
|Country Bus Rallies Not one of our 350+ referrer links FACEBOOK Page|
The Country Bus Rallies...
Quote 'They happen on about five Sundays a year, during the warmer (if not drier) months. Preserved green London Transport buses, mainly from the fifties and sixties - and their drivers and conductors - plus a few red friends, gather together for a day running services around a market town somewhere in the London Country Area, places like East Grinstead, and Eastbourne in Sussex, Hertford and Dorking. There are proper published timetables for the days, that can be obtained in advance so that you can plan your excursions and make connections.'
So if you fancy a day at one of these 'Country Bus Rallies' then follow the link, & remember that proceeds assist in the upkeep of many of these fine vehicles. Send an A5 SAE to: Country Bus Rallies 19 Hampton Way East Grinstead RH19 4SG.
|Historic Commercial Vehicle Society Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The origins of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society date back to 1958 when the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club was formed by a small group of enthusiasts who between them owned less than a dozen preserved commercial vehicles. Today the Society has over 4,000 members who between them own more than 7,500 vehicles such has been the growth of interest in the preservation of commercial road vehicles. Whatever your interest in historic commercial Transport, you'll find the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society will cater for your needs.
Why not join us...
With special interest to 'Sussex', Transport enthusiasts gather on the Brighton seafront on the first Sunday each May to see the entrants of the annual 'London to Brighton' commecial vehcile run that finishes there, with arrivals from 10.30am A variety of stalls compliment the interest with awards given to the best entrant of each catagory at the end of the day.
|The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society is a volunteer run all Steam Line & was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway, re-opening part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1960. Since then it has developed into one of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex, yet it still remains true to its objectives of the preservation for posterity of a country branch line, its steam locomotives, coaches and goods stock, signalling systems, stations and operating practices. There is also a Coach & Bus Day (Rally) formally July now November, details on the Bluebell Railway site or here
|The Amberley Museum. Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
'Amberley Working Museum is a 36 acre open-air museum dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east. Staffed largely by volunteers, the Museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transport-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection & the village garage, to industry-based collections, such as the Print Workshop & Wheelwrights. The Museum is also home to a number of resident craftspeople, who work to traditional methods.'
There is also a Coach & Bus Day (Rally) the latter in September, details on the Amberley website or here
|The Southdown Omnibus Trust at The Amberley Museum. Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
This site is the home of the Southdown Omnibus Trust, a small group of enthusiasts who preserve the pre-WWII Vehicles, Buildings, Uniforms and Ephemera of Southdown Motor Services, arguably the best bus company in the world during that period!
|The Brighton Circle Historical Society of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The Brighton Circle was formed in 1974 for the furtherance and publication of original research into every aspect of the social, technical and economic history of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and its constituents. The secretary would be pleased, upon receipt of an S.A.E., to forward copies of the Circle's Aims and Objectives, and Constitution to anyone wanting further information. Please write to the Hon. Secretary: Peter Wisdom, 76 Woodbourne Avenue, BRIGHTON, BN1 8EJ, England mentioning the Sussex site, or follow the site link.
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Links not specific to Sussex.
|London Omnibus Traction Society. Still by far Our TOP #1 referrer links out of 350+!|
Founded in 1964, LOTS has the largest membership of any bus enthusiasts' organisation in the UK, probably why this is our TOP referrer link. Each month they report and record the happenings of bus operators - their vehicles, routes, policies, publicity, etc - in the London and Home Counties area, bounded by Gravesend, Crawley, Guildford, Windsor, Aylesbury, Luton, Harlow and Tilbury. The newsletter is published monthly & contains 40 pages of news and info on the London area bus scene, and also produce a quarterly magazine. Holding meetings in central London, at Conway Hall, featuring guest speakers from the bus industry, slide and film shows, etc. Entrance is free to members. The sales stand attends each meeting. The Information Service records items of historical interest on buses and routes which goes back as far as 1908.
|The BusStation.net #4 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
A well and established portal link and information site and is one of the biggest resources for bus-related transport links on the Web. You can find here links to the whole spectrum of bus-related topics. Organised geographically, you'll find here links to bus operators, builders, dealers, refurbishers, model shops. You'll find them alongside the fan sites, the photographers, the fleetlists, the historians, the preservationists. You'll find TV shows, trolleybuses, streetcars and trams, also school buses, people who live in buses, even people who race buses. The Bus Station is regularly updated, with over 8,000 links. (Some massive task to keep up to date).
|The Classic Buses Website by Dick Gilbert #5 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
A long established (August 1996) Classic Buses site with great lists of information on buses of the past & where they are now.
|The Omnibus Society #8 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
The Omnibus Society was founded in 1929 to study every aspect of the development and history of road passenger Transport. With an interest in details of buses, and their individual histories, you may wish to visit the web site of the PSV Circle. Many members of the Society are also members of the PSV Circle, with whom we have collaborated closely for many years.
|The Friends of King Alfred Buses. #9 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
The Friends of King Alfred Buses, Preserving King Alfred Buses & Coaches and the memory of King Alfred Motor Services that once operated in and around Winchester, Hampshire, UK.
King Alfred Motor Services died on 28 April 1973 but the Friends of King Alfred Buses (FoKAB) was born in 1985. Its continuing aim is preserve King Alfred buses & coaches and anything and everything to do with King Alfred Motor Services. For the members, meetings in Winchester, Christmas parties, evenings out free bus services, & the well know & supported New Years Day, Buses Running Day in & around Winchester. A reccomended & well designed site.
|The Model Bus Federation #10 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
The Model Bus Federation was formed in 1968 by two enthusiastic bus modellers as a means of extending their hobby by communicating with other modellers, and swapping ideas and tips to help improve their modelling. Little did they realise that, over the years, the Model Bus Federation would grow into a world-wide association. The Model Bus Federation is still the only organisation devoted to the world of model PSVs which has its strength and base in the UK. Indeed, the growth of the bus kit industry over the years is due in no small way to the efforts of the MBF and its members who have helped to stimulate the growth of a new industry to cater for the demand.
|Gosport Vehicle Rally - The Provincial Society #29 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
An annual event held to celebrate the historic town of Gosport & the Provincial bus operator.
The events are organised by The Gosporteers in conjunction with The Provincial Society,
held at Stokes Bay always on the late August Bank Holiday Monday 10:00 to 17:00
- Sussex Branch
#31 in our referrer links out of 350+|
We are the Sussex Group of the National G Scale Society for 45mm Garden Railways. We hold open days and events throughout the year in Sussex. We are a group of ordinary individuals who enjoy running trains outdoors and sometimes inside as well. The G-Gauge Society is a national society under which we are but one group. Groups exist all over the country and we recommend that you visit the G Gauge Society site and become accustomed to what is on offer. We run live steam, electric and battery trains on 16mm track.
You can find more about 'G Scale' at our National Website at: www.g-scale-society.co.uk also
Our own Sussex Group web site with details of events is at: http://collinghurstrail.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/index.jhtml
THE M & D AND EAST KENT BUS CLUB
One of our 350+ referrer links.|
The Club caters for all those interested in the vehicles and general operations of Arriva Kent & Sussex, Stagecoach East Kent and Hastings and District, and their predecessors. We also cover all smaller operators within the area, and the history of the former municipal operators in Maidstone. The principal facility of the Club is a monthly News-Sheet packed with up-to-date information and illustrated regularly. In addition we publish a number of books connected to the bus scene in the Club's area.
Web pages; http://www.mdekbusclub.org.uk/
The Bristol SU #26 in our referrer links out of 350+|
The site is in support of the Bristol SU, produced between 1960 and 1966, a joint venture between Bristol Commercial Vehicles (BCV) and Eastern Coach Works (ECW) for a small capacity coach and bus to replace the Bristol SC. Production ceased in 1966 it was to be replaced by the Bristol LH. This site is connected with the Provincial Society.
|Railway Corrospondence and Travel Society Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The RCTS is Britain's leading organisation for people interested in all aspects of railways past, present and future and is highly regarded by both professional railway people and enthusiasts, a position it has held since its formation over 75 years ago. The RCTS is a new link here due to favorable help to these webmasters in railway negative research.
|Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society - Sussex Regional Group Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The Sussex Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society, meet at The Community Centre, Southwick St., Southwick (near Shoreham-by-Sea), West Sussex on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.
For more information telephone Nick Kelly on 01273 703489.
|The Railway & Canal Historical Society Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
The Railway & Canal Historical Society was founded in 1954 to bring together all those interested in the history of transport, with particular reference to railways and waterways in Britain, its main objects are to promote historical research and to raise the standard of published history. Everyone with an interest at any level in any aspect of the subject is invited to apply for membership.
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|Top of Page||.||Sussex Transport, Travel, Bus & Coach Company home page links.|
These links are provided to some of the Sussex based transport, travel, Bus & Coach operators who show an interest in promoting online information on their services, in addition some also provide fleet & historical information.
The inclusion of any external link on this site does not imply that we can take any responsibility for the content of those websites.
THE LINKS WILL TAKE YOU OUT OF THIS WEB SITE, ALTHOUGH EACH IN ITS OWN NEW WINDOW!
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company #3 another top referrer of 350+ links!|
The local award winning Bus operator for the greater Brighton & Hove area, covering from Seaford in the East to Steyning in the West & Patcham to the North. Longer routes serve Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, & a route extending to Worthing. A very high profile company attuned to marketing and publicity, to both passengers, industry along with a wealth of information for the enthusiast and historian.
Additional feature is the traditional Red & Cream Vintage Bus Hire.
|Compass Travel (Sussex) Ltd #18 in our referrer links out of 350+.|
A local Worthing based, trusted operator of a convenient network of local bus services throughout West Sussex. They offer group travel, with Coach and Bus Hire from 16 to 53 seats. The company operate school and college contracts for both the County Council and private clients.
Metrobus Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
Metrobus was established with six vehicles in 1983 at Orpington in Kent and had expanded to some two hundred vehicles when acquired by the Go-Ahead Group plc in 1999. The company has subsequently grown further and currently operates a fleet of over three hundred buses while employing over 1000 members of staff. A detailed map of the Metrobus route network is available, covering services in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. There is an improved Real Time Information section which features several additional routes in Surrey and Sussex. Details also of services running to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. There are two newsgroups covering topics on this company.
|RDH Services Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
RDH Services is still an independent, with a fleet of 11 coaches for hire in the UK and Europe.
Cuckmere Community Bus Serving the Cuckmere Valley in East Sussex. Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
Serving the Cuckmere Valley in East Sussex, with our bus services throughout the Cuckmere Valley that have been running since 1976, taking village people to their nearest towns for shopping, doctors appointments, or just pleasure. Our services are provided entirely by volunteers, keen to look after you.
Try them one day on 01323 870920.
|Southern Railway Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
Southern provides services in South London and between central London and the South Coast, through East and West Sussex and Surrey, and parts of Kent and Hampshire. We carried 120 million passengers in 2005. Southern's 3,500 staff manage 160 stations and operate and maintain a fleet of 300 new and refurbished trains, seven days a week and up to 24 hours a day.
|City-Sightseeing Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
City-Sightseeing - Brighton Tour. The 18th Century fashion for sea water cures transformed the small fishing village of Brighthelmstone into the elegant and popular resort of Brighton. Tour highlights include the antique shops of The Laines, the Royal Pavilion, the Seafront and the Pier. Start Point at Grand Junction Road, opposite Coach Station with Pre-recorded English commentary. Formally operated under the 'Guide Friday' name, now part of the Worldwide City Sighseeing brand.
For 2007, the local bus operator, Brighton & Hove was that years franchisee, following the previous independant, Southern Transit.
|Southern Transit Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
Southern Transit is a bus operator based in Brighton, Sussex. Operate private hire and contract services in South East England. Have you a large party to transport to a wedding or function, or perhaps a night out, a show or an airport transfer? We have both single and double deck vehicles available to hire Up to 69 seats Coach seated double decker available (cost effective alternative to a coach). We have friendly uniformed drivers, and can provide a fast and competitive quote, so call us on (01273) 880123.
|Stagecoach South Not one of our 350+ referrer links|
Stagecoach South, comprising of 'Stagecoach in the South Downs', Stagecoach in Hampshire, Stagecoach in Portsmouth and Stagecoach in Hants & Surrey. Our topical areas for this site are, Bognor Regis, Brighton, Chichester, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petersfield, and Worthing, with notes taken from the companies own site.
Stagecoach Southdown changed the name on the buses to Stagecoach Coastline, losing the long established name associated with the long distance and country routes in Sussex formally provided by our most famous 'green and cream' operator of 'Southdown Motor Services' although pleasingly in more recent times the name has reverted back to this former operator than the Worldwide or global trading name. The prime service in Sussex has been the 700 route, over the years with minor changes, still provides a fast link between Brighton & Portsmouth no longer terminiating at Pool Valley. Routes now concentrate on West Sussex from centres of Worthing, Chichester & Portsmouth.
The Big Lemon An operator who has run a decade in service, within Brighton & with green credentials, yellow buses started on the 1st September 2007|
This eco friendly bus operator, running on used cooking oil as its bio-diesel, and a Community Interest Company, was proposed as a fast, friendly and fairly-priced bus operator. Read on its news of the all electric buses too. Quote: "The Big Lemon... all will be in our livery, bright yellow with our logo on."
Private Hire - Our brightly-coloured bio-diesel or electric buses are proving popular, with more and more people choosing to hire them for weddings, day trips, parties, school trips, works events, conferences and festivals. With transparent, affordable prices and great service, it's no wonder the eco-friendly buses are a hit. Why not try us out for yourself?
|| Heritage Travel / Heritage Coaches / Round and About / Coach Hire Coaches / Rons Coaches / Travelfar, have or are currently operating under all these names, catering for all types of coach hire, sudden rail replacement work and school contracts. Most vehicles have Irish registrations which otherwise would show the real age of the sizeable fleet of coaches.|
None of these company operations are supported on this or any other site created by this webmaster. Contact the webmaster if you wish to query this in any way.
|Top of Page||.||Sussex-Transport, Vintage Bus Hire, Company home page links.|
These links are provided to some of the Sussex based Transport, travel, Bus & Coach operators who have Vintage vehicles for genuine Hire for Weddings and special occasions.
THE LINKS WILL TAKE YOU OUT OF THIS WEB SITE, ALTHOUGH EACH IN ITS OWN NEW WINDOW!
Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company A really good historic referrer link, see B&H.|
At Brighton & Hove they can help you organise a smooth running event, carrying passengers around for your wedding day or for any other private Hire you may require a bus or coach, from the fleet they have to offer.
The oldest vehicle in the fleet is a Vintage Routemaster originally with Metrobus. Routemaster RML 2317 was purchased by Metrobus in March 2004 from sister company London General and painted Lincoln Green. The RML was one of the first batch of 50 Green RMLs with London Transport, and she was one of the first 12 Green RMLs to enter service at Godstone Garage, on the 8th September 1965. RML 2317 suffered accident damage on the afternoon of her very first day in service, when a car ploughed into her rear off-side corner whilst the bus was at a Bus Stop, while on route 410 toward Bromley North Station. First painted red in December 1977, she returned to red in May 2009
Metrobus had a used this vintage Routemaster in Operation on Route 291 during summer 2007. During weekends and school holidays, Metrobus used the Routemaster RML2317 on route 473 between East Grinstead and Kingscote on behalf of 'The Bluebell Railway' or on the 270 from Horsted Keynes down to Haywards Heath. The Routemaster had also been seen in service for other special events at the railway. Metrobus 'sold' the RML within the Go-Ahead group to Brighton & Hove as from the 26th January 2008, who have, as Nick Hill said, they 'have the Private Hire team in place at the coaching department with the expertise to ensure that the RML continues to be available for Private Hire. B&H have the backup of support vehicles that Metrobus did not have to hand and the drivers available working on the suitable regulations too'. This means the Routemaster is still available a 'special bus' for any occasion, be that a hire for a wedding, day at the races, birthday treat, group visit to the theatre, or a company outing even, carrying up to 72 passengers, in old fashion style on a 'real bus'!
During the 'Brighton Modelworld' exhibition in February 2007, the Routemaster operated the Park & Ride service for the exhibitors and those visitors parking at the Race Course.
By May 2009 Brighton & Hove spent weeks making Routemaster ready mechanically for the repaint into Tilling Red being a connection the original Brighton, Hove & District company which were formally part of the London Thomas Tilling Group. Call the 'Private Hire' Team on 01273 886222 – they'll be most happy to help.
SouthCoast Motor Services |
Locally famous for the award winning “Breeze Up to Devil’s Dyke” with Southdown Green & Open Top buses on Route 77
Founded in 1915, the old ‘Southdown Motor Services’ company was a name synonymous with reliable and luxurious bus and coach travel in and around Sussex. Whilst the old Southdown is sadly no more, we are following in their tradition by offering a selection of our unique vintage buses and coaches for hire. Painstakingly restored to the highest standard, these fine vehicles will add a touch of class to any special occasion, such as, Transporting your guests to weddings and receptions, Sightseeing tours, outings and corporate hospitality at home or abroad.
We have been restoring buses and coaches to their former glory since 1988. Many in the collection are the famous ‘Queen Marys’, or Leyland PD3s, which formed the largest single group of Southdown vehicles and became the ‘classic’ 1960s Southdown bus. The collection also has Leyland Leopard coaches, a 1950s Leyland PD2 and a Half Cab from Exeter.
Follow the link to read more about us and see views of our vehicles, or call us now on our new FREEPHONE number 0800 970 6812.
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|UK Motoring Directory #28 in our referrer links out of 350+|
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Formally the Brighton & Hove City Councils, Online Bus Service, now a full Jouney planner for the city, including all forms of transport, walking, cycling, buses, trains, and the car!
Try out your work route and compatre your carbon footprint, also shows the full cost of the car, not just the fuel!
|Transport for London - Low Emission Zone - Is your vehicle Compliant?|
Are you ready for 2010, or even now, after the 4th Feburary 2008? Is your vehicle compliant?
Buses, Coaches, commercial vehicles and the most well known vans on the road may not compliant for 2010 to be used (as a guide) within the M25. Try the link now and enter any vehicle you own or have an association with, just a registration and the make will give you the details of its compliance as of 2008 and the forthcoming 2010 cut off date. You dont have to have the registration document to do this, unlike for checking a vehicle licence. Smaller bus and coach companies may find this a hard task to comply with, if the vehicle does not pass the requirement & cannot or is uneconomic to upgrade. This LEZ does not even allow for those running on bio-diesel. For Sussex operators taking a bus to London will have to fit the criteria or pay the fee.
Common Questions with responses;
My vehicle is historic - does that mean it is exempt from the Low Emission Zone (LEZ)?
There is an exemption for all vehicles that are constructed before 1 January 1973, regardless of whether they are used commercially or for private use. Do bio-fuel conversions enable a vehicle to comply with the Low Emission Zone standards?
Vehicles which are run on diesel or bio-diesel are subject to the Low Emission Zone. ...
Vehicles run on bio-diesel are not exempt from the LEZ.
So those PSV/PCV and other vehicles in the tax class as 'Historic' will be exempt. There are however enthusiasts & preservationalists with a much younger interest such the Leyland Lynx.
Check yours out now!
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Who are we? BUS USERS UK, formerly known as NFBU, is an independent group which was formed to give bus passengers a voice. We have the ear of all the major bus companies and a lot of the smaller ones too, of their trade organisation and of the Government and local authorities. BUS USERS UK is not aligned to any political party.
Why do we need BUS USERS UK? Years ago bus services were run by local authorities and nationalised industry. Now bus companies run for profit. Very often the aims of making a profit and of giving you a good bus service are one and the same. Sometimes they’re not, and, except in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the law that brought in the changes didn’t do anything to help passengers get their views across. BUS USERS UK stands in the gap to give you a means to have your say. WRITE TO; B.U.UK CENTRAL SUSSEX GROUP Peter Elvidge, 23 Wish Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LL or call 023 9281 4493 email here
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