We run a fleet of around 280 modern buses on local bus services as well as 7 luxury coaches available for private hire to meet any requirements.
We have been in the public transport business since running horse buses in the 1880s and we now have one of the most modern fleets of state-of-the-art vehicles. Most of our buses come equipped with easy access low floors so that buggies and wheelchairs are welcome aboard.
In our drive to contribute towards a cleaner environment, our entire bus fleet runs on biodiesel. The company was one of the first in the industry to use low sulphur fuel as soon as it became available and is also a market leader in the fitment of specialist equipment to reduce pollution of exhaust gases from bus engines. All our modern vehicles have particulate traps fitted on their exhausts. Further research is currently being undertaken by our fuel suppliers to try and improve the biodiesel content currently being manufactured to meet our increasing environmental targets.
Brighton & Hove has been a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc since 1993. The Go-Ahead philosophy is to run its transport companies as autonomous businesses in tune with the local market. At Brighton & Hove we have successfully grown the market for local bus travel by an average 5% each year since 1993, something which is unique in the bus industry.
Our buses run on an intensive network of local bus routes serving the conurbation of Brighton and Hove from Steyning and Shoreham through to Newhaven as well as longer distance routes to Eastbourne, Lewes, Ringmer and Tunbridge Wells. Since 2001 a flat rate fare has operated across the area from Shoreham in the west, Patcham and Falmer in the north and Newhaven in the east which together with a range of SAVER day tickets, and longer duaration options, has been succesful at making paying for bus travel easy and simple.
In the Brighton and Hove area we work in close partnership with Brighton & Hove Council as well as the neighbouring County Councils. They have been pursuing a strategy of encouraging more use of public transport and have introduced traffic management measures in the city with bus lanes and other priority measures for buses as well as improvements to bus stop areas. A new satellite based vehicle tracking system was introduced in 2002 in partnership with the Council which enables real time departure information to be displayed at many of the City's main bus stops and on the internet for every bus stop in the city.
Brighton & Hove
43 Conway Street