Metrobus September service changes - More buses for Gatwick, Crawley and Horsham

Published: 21 Aug 2018


As part of our twice-yearly service review, Routes 4 and 5 will be extended to Gatwick Airport South Terminal via London Road and Lowfield Heath. These changes will create a new link from Pound Hill and Langley Green to Betts Way, Lowfield Heath and Gatwick South Terminal. The route extension means the service to the Betts Way and Lowfield Heath areas will double. 


Routes 4 and 5 will operate up to every 15 minutes and serve Pound Hill, Langley Green and County Oak Retail Park, although this route is not 24 hours. This is in addition to the Route 3, which is an hourly service Gatwick but only passes along the main roads.


Metrobus will extend its evening bus services from Gatwick to Horsham, which also takes in Manor Royal Business District, from 1st September. 


Extra services on Route 200 will mean buses run hourly during the late evening and overnight from Gatwick to Horsham. The last 200 bus currently arrives at Horsham at 7.12pm and resumes at 3.54am. 


Route 200 serves Gatwick Road and Manor Royal before it heads out to Bewbush and then on to Horsham. Once in Horsham it serves several key points, including: Horsham town centre, Horsham Station, Horsham Hospital, North Heath, Holbrook and Roffey. 


The frequency of evening and late night bus services on the Fastway 100 route will be doubled so there will now be a bus every half an hour up until midnight, then hourly until 4am. Fastway 100 will be rerouted to serve the Crawley Business Quarter instead of Faraday Road.  


The bus will no longer stop in Maidenbower village centre due to parking issues but will continue to serve the Maidenbower loop. The nearest stop is Maidenbower Place.  


Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris said: “Gatwick is a major economic powerhouse for West Sussex but also for the UK in general. We want to ensure visitors and commuters have a reliable and convenient bus service without the stress of having to drive or park.


“These new services increase bus frequency and link up new areas and should make travelling by bus to and from Gatwick, Crawley and Horsham even easier.”


There will be other, minor changes to Routes 3, 272, 400, 420, 460 to improve reliability.


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