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Old February 10th 19, 12:30 PM posted to
Roland Perry Roland Perry is offline
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Default Kingston to Eastbourne bus

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13:12:32 on Sun, 10 Feb 2019, Arthur Figgis
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.

These days aren't those posh vehicles with according to Stagecoach
"the luxury of leather reclining seats, air conditioning and free
Wi-Fi" (and tiolets), rather than ordinary red double-deckers like

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.

"Special 7 Return on 774 only for Freedom Pass Holders.No other
concessions available."

What's 774?

Dorking to Tunbridge Wells or Bluewater, it seems. GoAhead seem to have
a handful of these odd infrequent return services.

I was wondering how 774 applied to the X5.
Roland Perry