We would like to thank the students and staff of the University of Brighton and all our passengers on our university service for the fun times we’ve had carrying you between campuses over the last seven years.
The University has chosen a different provider for the next year and you can find information on this service here.
We have enjoyed running these services and will continue to maintain close links with the university community, and university clubs and societies will continue to receive preferential rates on coach hire.
35 thoughts on “Brighton University Shuttle”
Why do the UB1 services finish so early in the afternoon? Lectures are timetabled until 6pm, so there should be buses at least until 6:30 for staff and students to get home after lectures. This is especially important as we now have lost the Park & Ride spaces at Moulsecoomb campus.
The times are set by the University, but a lot of people in the autumn said exactly the same so the times were extended from 4pm to 6pm
So can you please upload the revised timetable online?
The one above is the current one 🙂
Why is the service exclusive to the university of Brighton students?
It’s paid for by the University of Brighton to transport their students and staff. We’d love to offer the same service to other students too but we would need funding for that. We used to run a service to the University of Sussex but a price war and ultimately reduced usage made it unviable.
Could I know where the bus stop for Grand Parade is?
Grand Parade is between two bus stops, to get on the bus the best stop is Old Steine Stop F, to get off the best one is bottom of North Road 🙂
Agree RE. buses not running late enough in the afternoon/evenings. Tom, do you have a contact who’d be best to speak to about this at UoB?
The University works with the Students Union to come up with the timetable so the best thing probably is to pass feedback to the Students Union to feed into the review process: http://www.brightonsu.com/changethings/changeit/
Hi Sophie, the bus stops at all stops along the route on request, just wave at the driver from any bus stop 🙂
Does the Lemon come through Woodingdean at all?
Hello! There is a Big Lemon service between Woodingdean and Brighton (Route 52: http://www.thebiglemon.com/route-52) but sadly nothing direct to Falmer & Moulsecoomb. We did a trial a couple of years ago but there was not enough take-up to warrant a service.
Can you make an app to track the bus or give rough times for all stops? its very confusing
We’d love to, but the service is paid for by the University of Brighton and currently doesn’t include funding for app development. I totally appreciate your situation and wish we could do an app but they’re very expensive and we can only do one if the costs are included in the contract. Hopefully next year!
Hello! Sorry I ‘ve left my green woolen hat on big lemon but I forgot which bus is, could you help me with that？Thank you!
Hi Melian, sadly we don’t have it – did you find it?
No, thank you, I’ll try to find it other places!
Will the buss be running during the Easter break (tomorrow)
Sorry, the shuttle bus only operates in term time so back in three weeks!
Am I allowed to bring my small well behaved dog on the shuttle?! Thanks love the lemon!!
Hi Eva, so sorry for the late response – been a bit overwhelmed here at Lemon towers with everything that’s going on! Yes, of course 🙂 The service is now done for the summer but hopefully see you in September 🙂
Hi, is there any bus running through Preston park area? Otherwise I always need to get at least 2 buses to get to uni every time and its very time consuming 🙁
I’m sorry, not currently. We have been talking to the universities about services from other parts of town but nothing is planned at present for that area although B&H buses run the 5B through to the universities at peak times: http://buses.co.uk/service.shtml?serviceid=6532
Hi I’m going to be a student at BIMM for the year 2017/18 and I’m studying at the Falmer campus of Brighton uni. I was wondering if I’d be able to use the shuttle to get to the campus? It sounds a bit cheeky but I thought I’d give it a shot! Thanks
Hi Noah. The shuttle service has now stopped. Best of luck at BIMM.
I am moving to the marina this autumn and am studying at Falmer campus are there any lemon buses where I can also use my student card to get on?
Hi Eva, sadly not, the University has chosen a different provider this year and the service won’t go into Brighton any more. Best thing would be to get a 23 bus from the Marina to Falmer
Really saddened to learn that UoB has chosen not to run Big Lemon shuttle this year. Thank you to all the cheery drivers who have made the journey to and from Falmer much more enjoyable over the last two years.
Hiya can you confirm that there is no Brighton uni service from September, why did the uni not continue offering this service!!!!
We can’t really comment on why the University has made this decision… as you’ll see with my comment above the University ran a tendering process for a reduced service between Varley and Falmer and chose Compass Travel to operate it. We’ll miss running the service, hopefully one day we’ll be back!
All the best
What was the reason for the University changing provider? There has been a uproar as you might of heard and little information has been passed rather than the “We have done a travel survey”. Varley Park residents have to get a public bus to go to Moulescomb and so forth as the new bus only goes to Falmer. Any information would be great!
For the avoidance of doubt there has been no reduction in demand for the service; indeed over the last few years the only trend has been upwards. It’s not for us to comment on the reasons as I’m sure you’ll appreciate; the University ran a tendering process for a reduced service between Varley and Falmer and chose Compass Travel to operate it. We gave the University a number of options back in the Spring as to how they could continue running the existing (2016-17) service at much-reduced cost but they did not progress the ideas further. It is of course a great shame as we all enjoyed running the service and the students and staff seemed to enjoy it too, but if the University chooses another option it’s not our place to argue!
All the best
Hello Tom, is the Lemon bus running from town into Varley Halls? if so, where could I find the timetable for it. many thanks.