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Plumpton College Transport

Welcome to the Plumpton College Bus Service

Our bus service is just for Plumpton college students.
Everybody has the right to feel safe and comfortable whilst travelling on our bus service, therefore by purchasing a bus ticket you agree to abide by our code of conduct. We reserve the right to remove students and issue further disciplinary action to those not following this.

Code of Conduct

All students using the bus service must:

  1. Follow all instructions regarding queuing and disembarking the bus. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as a serious misconduct.
  2. Have a valid ticket AND student ID card or they will be refused travel.
  3. Not carry any items that could be used as a weapon.
  4. Wear a seatbelt whilst travelling.
  5. Be suitably dressed in clean clothing and footwear.
  6. Not distract the driver whilst they are driving.
  7. Follow all instructions given by the driver.
  8. Remain in a seat while the bus is in motion.
  9. Not play music out loud or do anything to disrupt other students.
  10. Pay for any damages or vandalism caused by you.
  11. Not smoke or vape on the bus.
  12. Not bring any illegal substances or alcohol on board.

The operator reserves the right to refuse travel to anyone not following the code of conduct. This may include a permanent travel ban.

  • Unfortunately buses are unable to facilitate the storage of bicycles.
  • Therapy/service dogs are permitted to travel via prior arrangement, please just let us know before the start of term on [email protected] so we can make the driver aware.
  • Domestic animals/pets are prohibited to travel on the buses or be on the college site.

TIMETABLES

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We reserve the right to change timetables either temporarily or permanently, while this is usually conducted at the end of each term, roadworks and other unplanned events may cause mid-term changes.

The bus service follows the FE full time student calendar, there will be no bus service on non-teaching days including holidays, weekends, bank holidays and INSET days.

Time Timetables
AM View as PDF
PM View as PDF

Bus tracking & communication

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If you purchase an annual ticket you will automatically be sent an email within a week of starting college to enable you to sign up for bus tracking. You will not be able to track the buses until then.

Communication of important information relating to your bus route will likely come via text message. The telephone number you input when you sign up for an annual ticket will be used for this.

If you are going to be purchasing daily tickets please email [email protected] to be added to the messaging list.

BURSARIES

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You can apply for a bursary to assist with travel costs, applications are open now and you can apply online here.

If you have not received your bursary decision by the end of August then we would advise that you sign up for a pay monthly annual ticket. Your monthly payments can then be adjusted to your bursary discount.

Bursaries will be given in the form of a voucher code to input when purchasing your ticket, these can only be used against annual tickets and the discount cannot be applied to daily tickets.

Please contact [email protected] for any bursary enquiries.

Bus Tickets

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There a two different ticket types for you to choose from, annual or daily. It works out more cost effective to purchase an annual ticket if you are coming in to college for more than 2 days per week.

Residential students
You should receive an email within your first week of college with links to residential student bus tickets. Please contact [email protected] to be sent this again.

Bus ticket prices 22/23

  Zone 1 Zone 2
Ticket type Payment method Initial Payment
(on day of purchase)
Monthly payment Initial Payment
(on day of purchase)
Monthly payment
Annual1 Pay in full £647.96 £0 £980.10 £0
Pay over 10 months £64.76 £64.80 X 9 (October-June) £98.01 £98.01 X 9 (October-June)
Pay over 12 months £53.96 £54.00 X 11 (September- July) £81.73 £81.67 X 11 (September-July)
Daily return2 Pay in full £6.30 £0 £9.50 £0

1 Tickets on sale from 29th June. Unlimited travel for the full academic year.

2 Tickets can only be purchased 5 days before the journey.

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Annual or daily?

Daily equivalent costs of an annual ticket by how many days a student uses the bus (35 weeks)
1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
Zone 1 £18.51 £9.26 £6.17 £4.63 £3.70
Zone 2 £28.00 £14.00 £9.33 £7.00 £5.60

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Comparing bus tickets with train costs

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Daily tickets Train fares of anytime return ticket from location to Plumpton railway station
Location 22/23 Zone With a 16-17 saver railcard With a 16-25 railcard Without a rail card
Lewes
(4.8 miles)
£6.30 1 £4.15 £8.30 £8.30
Brighton
(9.7 miles)
£6.30 1 £7.45 £12.00 £14.90
Newhaven
(11.6 miles)
£6.30 1 £6.90 £12.00 £13.80
Eastbourne
(22.8 miles)
£9.50 2 £11.95 £15.75 £23.90
Crawley

(22 miles)

£9.50 2 £8.45 £12.00 £16.90
Worthing
(19.5 miles)
£9.50 2 £12.90 £17.00 £25.80
Hastings

(34.9 miles)

£9.50 2 £9.40 £12.40 £18.80

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How to purchase your ticket

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  1. Click on the timetables and find your route and stop. Each stop will either be in charging zone 1 or zone 2, you can find this in the left-hand column. Make a note of your route letter (in the top right corner) and your charging zone.
  2. Underneath these instructions you will find a table of links. Click on the link that relates to your route and zone.
  3. From 29th June you will be able to purchase annual tickets, these are unlimited travel tickets so you can travel whichever days you need to. This is most cost effective for those travelling for more than 2 days. It also guarantees you a place on the bus for the entire year. You can choose to pay the annual ticket in full, over 10 months or over 12 months. If you receive a bursary discount you will need to pay the full initial payment, the discount will then be applied to further monthly payments of equal amount.
  4. If you choose to purchase daily tickets these will only go on sale 5 days before the date of travel. Daily tickets are not eligible for a bursary discount and your code can not be used against this ticket type. You must buy each daily ticket separately for each travel date.
  5. Once you have selected your ticket type click buy ticket. You will need to register for an account with Shuttle ID if you haven’t done so already. Please remember your login details as you may need to access your ticket again.
  6. You will then be directed to enter details of your ticket- name, stop etc. you will also need to upload a photo.
  7. After completing this you will come to the payment page. You will find a voucher code box in which you can enter your voucher code if you have received a bursary. This will take your bursary discount off of the total price of the ticket.
  8. You can then enter your payments details for the remaining amount.
  9. Once you have purchased your ticket a QR code will be created, this is your ticket. You can enter a mobile number or email address to send this too. You can show your ticket to the bus driver on a mobile device or you can print it out. We advise keeping a printed copy with you at all times as a back-up.
  10. If you lose your ticket or are unable to access it on your return journey you must see student services as soon as possible so they can reprint it for you.
Zone 1 Zone 2
A – Peacehaven Book here
B – Shoreham Book here
C – Worthing Book here
D – Redhill Book here Book here
E – Newick Book here
F – East Grinstead Book here Book here
G1 – Battle Book here
G2 – Bexhill Book here
H – Tunbridge Wells Book here Book here
I – Hailsham Book here Book here
J – Eastbourne Book here
K – Seaford Book here

Refunds and cancellations

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Annual tickets– If you wish to cancel your annual ticket you must give one month’s notice in writing to [email protected].We do not offer refunds for these tickets.

Daily tickets- Daily tickets are non-refundable.

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