Services 166, 167, 168 & 33 – Changes due to the closure of Fox Hill from 6th April 2021

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From Tuesday 6th April until Friday 16th July 2021 Fox Hill in Haywards Heath will be closed to traffic while South East Water undertake works.

For the duration of the closure service 166 will be diverted from Wivelsfield Green, Ote Hall Chapel via Ditchling Road, Janes Lane and Rocky Lane. Due to length of the diversion, times between Wivelsfield Green and Haywards Heath will be revised and services will terminate at Perrymount Road and are unable to serve Sainsbury’s.

Service 166 school buses to and from Warden Park Academy will operate directly between the school and Haywards Heath South Road.

Service 33 school buses that operate between Wivelsfield Green and Warden Park Academy will follow the same diversion as service 166, the morning journey will depart Wivelsfield Ote hall Chapel at the earlier time of 0746.

The early morning service 168 journey from Wivelsfield Green and Plumpton will be replaced with an additional 167 journey to give an earlier direct bus to Wivelsfield Station and Burgess Hill via St Georges Retreat, this services will not serve Ditchling or Hassocks.

Metrobus services 271 and 272 will be diverted via Issacs Lane, tickets issued by Metrobus will be accepted on Compass Bus services between Wivelsfield Green, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. Passengers needing to get to Burgess Hill can change onto Burgess Hill Town services 35A/35C at Worlds End. Metrobus service 270 will also be diverted to maintain a service to Junction Road and unable to serve Mill Road and Leylands Road, Metrobus passengers may use Compass Bus service 33 in this area.

Services will be unable to call at the usual bus stops to the north of the mini-roundabout at Wivelsfield Green, Ote Hall Chapel and will serve stops to the south of the mini-roundabout adjacent to the Chapel, Google Maps Link

Revised timetable for services 166 is available by clicking HERE.

Between 6th and 23rd April services 166 and 167 will also be affected by works at Offham Road, Plumpton, please follow this link for details CLICK HERE