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Metrobus to give FREE travel to veterans & armed forces this Remembrance Sunday

Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus is offering free travel to veterans and serving members of the armed forces this Remembrance Sunday (November 10).

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Anyone wearing their military service medals or carrying a military ID card can travel free all day on Remembrance Sunday on the company’s bus network, across Brighton & Hove, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.   

The company has also given free travel to poppy sellers until 21 November, in support of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. About 250 buses – more than half the fleet – also have poppies on the front of them.

Brighton & Hove and Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris said he wanted to make travelling to Remembrance Day services, parades and wreath laying as convenient as possible.  

“Remembrance Sunday is a time for communities to come together and acknowledge the debt the nation owes the armed forces, while looking towards the future with hope,” Martin said. 

“Poppy sellers do an amazing job going out selling poppies in rain, hail or shine and this is a small way we can thank them for their selfless and constant service. We’re also proud to support the Royal British Legion and the important work they do, giving lifelong support to the serving and ex-serving armed forces’ community and their families.” 

Sonja Bateup from the Royal British Legion said:

“I am delighted that Brighton & Hove and Metrobus is providing free travel for our organisers and volunteers during the Poppy Appeal. This will greatly help those who volunteer their time to raise money for the Royal British Legion over the remembrance period. 

“The free travel for veterans and current service personnel also being offered will support members of the armed forces without their own transport to get to their local remembrance services and get out into their communities.”

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WARNING: From Monday 18th Nov Tushmore Roundabout Roadworks begin for 7 WEEKS!

The work is being carried out by Southern Gas Networks.

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If you drive around Tushmore Roudabout then you need to be prepared to either give youself plenty of extra time OR to avoid the areas completely for the next 7 weeks.

SGN is replacing the old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones to ensure a reliable supply.

The works were agreed with West Sussex County Council and will commence on Monday 18th Nov and last approximately 7 weeks.

The work is being done in three phases with the first phase involving reducing the roundabout down to one lane with all approaching roads also reduced to a single lane.

SGN has listed below the full information for each phase:

Phase one:

We’ll begin working at Tushmore Gyratory roundabout on Monday 18 November. For safety, we’ll need to reduce the roundabout to one lane, with all roads approaching the roundabout also reduced to one lane.

Phase two:

Our engineers will then begin upgrading our pipe in the A23 Crawley Avenue at its junction with the Tushmore Gyratory roundabout. We’ll increase the roundabout and approaching roads from one lane to two lanes. However, the eastbound carriageway of the A23 Crawley Avenue will need to remain reduced to one lane.

Phase three:

We’ll then progress to carry out network upgrades near to Ifield Roundabout. For everyone’s safety, the eastbound carriageway will be reduced to one lane on its approach to Ifield Roundabout from Ifield Community College and between Ifield Roundabout and Tushmore Gyratory roundabout, too. The existing traffic lights and pedestrian crossings will remain in place during our project. The bus lane which runs north/south along the A23/A2219 London Road at Tushmore roundabout will be unaffected by this work.

You can read the full details in the leaflet SGN has produced by clicking here.

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