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Old February 10th 19, 12:25 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default Kingston to Eastbourne bus

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:45:52 +0000, Roland Perry wrote:

In message , at
11:22:52 on Sun, 10 Feb 2019, Arthur Figgis
remarked:
Waiting at a bus stop yesterday, I noticed the times for a
few-days-a-year return bus service from Kingston to Eastbourne.

Why does this exist?

Does anyone actually spend 3h 5min on a bus to Eastbourne, rather than
take a train?


Easily beaten by the 3hrs 50mins for the Oxford-Cambridge bus.

Yes, it's cheap, 10 quid return compared to train fares from GBP8.50
single... but you would spend more of the day on the bus than in
Eastbourne. It looks like coffin-dodger passes are not valid(?).


The X5 (above) offers an unspecified discount for card-holders before
9:30 which implies they are valid after 9:30.


I can see the attraction to many people of a through bus service over a faster rail journey
requiring changes en route.