£1 late night bus back to ferry revellers home

Late night revellers can once again get a lift home for just £1.

The traditionally well-used Saturday Night Bus Service started up again last weekend and will run every Saturday from now until the end of the year.

These dates include Boxing Day, carnival night and bonfire night as well as New Year's Eve.

Cash for the scheme is once again being provided by Hastings Borough Council and organisers are working closely with the local police - with officers travelling on each bus to make sure travellers are safe.

Peter Higgins, one of the people behind the project, said: "It is a valuable service helping residents to get home quickly and safely."

The price remains 1 per journey and the times of the service have stayed in keeping with new licensing hours, with two buses running every half an hour from midnight until 4am.

Both buses will depart from Havelock Road, but N1 will head to White Rock, Grand Parade, London Road (St Leonards), Battle Road (Silverhill), Old Church Road, Lancaster Road, Tile Barn Road, Churchwood Drive, Crowhurst Road, Harley Shute, Bexhill Road, Grosvenor Crescent (Bo Peep), Marina, Grand Parade and back to Havelock Road.

N2 will set off in the opposite direction, travelling to Queens Road, Langham, Mount Pleasant, Priory Road, Ore Village, Malvern Way, The Ridge (Conquest Hospital), Ashdown House, Harrow Lane, Sedlescombe Road North, St Helen's Road, Queens Road and back to Havelock Road.

Paul Harding, Operations Manager of Stagecoach, said: "We are always happy to play a part in making Hastings a safer place."