11 Jul Changes to Stagecoach Buses 357 and 359 from September 2019
There are changes to Stagecoach’s route 357 and 359 buses serving St Richard’s Catholic College from the beginning of September.
From the new academic year, the current two 357 and 359 routes will be combined into one revised 359 double deck bus route. The revised 359 route will start at Hastings West Hill (White Friars Road bus stop) and run via Priory Road, Old London Road (Ore village), The Ridge, Conquest Hospital, Harrow Lane (Ashdown House), Old Harrow Road, Hollington Blackman Avenue, Ironlatch Avenue and Harley Shute Road, then non-stop to De La Warr Road/Penland Road for St Richard’s. The afternoon the 359 journey will start from Ashdown Road and run the reverse of the morning journey. The new 359 timetable is shown below.
Pupils from the Hastings Silverhill, Hastings town centre, St Leonards Warrior Square and A259 coast road areas will need to travel on service 99 instead. Service 99 buses start from Silverhill at 07:40 and 07:58, stopping on De La Warr Road at Penland Road at approximately 08:15 and 08:31 respectively. In the afternoon these pupils will need to board service 99 at either Bexhill Rail Station or Penland Road. Service 99 buses depart from Bexhill Rail Station at 15:28 and every 20 minutes thereafter.
Please also note that Eastbourne Coachways, who operate in the Bexhill area, will be ceasing their bus and coach services from Thursday, 25 July 2019. The County Council has made arrangements with Stagecoach for replacement bus services, though these will not be as comprehensive as the ones currently provided. We believe very few St Richard’s pupils use the Eastbourne Coachways services, but should you have enquiries please refer to Stagecoach’s website page: