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Kilnwood Vale by bus.

There is an excellent bus network operating in Crawley and Horsham which provides frequent and good value bus travel 7 days a week.

We are delighted to announce that the existing No. 200 bus service, operated by Metrobus, has been diverted into Kilnwood Vale.

The No. 200 departs from Kilnwood Vale at 0412, 0442, 0512 and 0612, Monday to Sunday, with a total journey time of around 30 minutes to Gatwick Airport. These are times to fit in with the main early morning Gatwick shift start times, As well as travelling to Gatwick North and South Terminals the No. 200 serves Manor Royal Business Park. This new service follows the successful diversion of the Metrobus No. 23 into Kilnwood Vale last year. The No. 23 provides a dedicated and regular service (every 30 mins) between Worthing, Horsham and Crawley via Dorsten Square.

Dorsten Square is the neighbourhood centre of the adjoining area of Bewbush and provides a range of shopping facilities and amenities and is also a local bus interchange hub.

Metrobus have an excellent fleet of vehicles fitted with GPS and CCTV for your safety and security. The buses are also easily accessible for buggies and wheelchair users.

For more information on bus services in the area, see below. Alternatively visit the Metrobus website at www.metrobus.co.uk

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    Bus Route Maps

    To locate bus stops nearby use the following maps available to download:

    Fares and Ticketing

    Single fares within the Horsham, Horley and Crawley area are just £2.20 with return tickets available from the driver. Outside of these areas a graduated fares scale applies.

    M-tickets (mobile tickets) are also now available for use on Metrobus services, costing just £2.30. The m-ticket allows unlimited journeys within a 60 minute period and covers the Horsham and Crawley areas. For more information on ticketing please visit the Metrobus website.

    Metrorider and Metrovoyager Tickets

    Metrorider tickets are for use in Horsham and the surrounding areas such as Crawley, Horley and Bewbush. They give you unlimited travel for as little as £17 per adult and £9.50 per child for a period of one weeks travel.

    Metrovoyager tickets are valid for use on all Metrobus services including across Sussex, Surrey and Kent. They provide unlimited travel for as little as £23 per adult and £15.00 per child for a period of one weeks travel.

    All monthly, half yearly and annual tickets can be purchased online at www.metrobus.co.uk/tickets

    The cheapest and easiest way to purchase and use Metroriders and Metrovoyagers is by using The Key - an electronic smartcard that makes paying for travel on Metrobus services in Sussex, Surrey and Kent a whole lot simpler. Registration is free and a standard adult card can be registered online. Your card is then posted out to you so you can start loading on tickets via the Metrobus website or at the Metrobus Travel Shops in Crawley or Redhill. You are then ready to use your smartcard and will no longer need to queue to buy tickets or struggle to find the right change.

    You do not need to replace your key smartcard when your ticket runs out, just simply top it up with a new one, either online or at one of the Metrobus travel shops.

    For more information on how to get a Key Smartcard and how to use them click on the links below:

    How to get a Key Smartcard »

    How to use your Key Smartcard »

    You can register for your smartcard here »

    Concessions

    There are a number of concessions available on Metrobus for older and younger persons:

    Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons

    Holders of English National Concession obtain free travel on almost all bus services in England between 0930 and 2300 on Mondays to Fridays and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays. For details on obtaining a pass please visit www.metrobus.co.uk/tickets/concessions

    As part of the Travel Voucher you can choose a 3in1 Student Card for 5-19 Year Olds

    Your 3in1 card scheme is for all West Sussex pupils' and further education students aged 5-19. The scheme gives the following benefits:

    • Great savings on bus fares at all times of the day or week
    • A citizen card point of age to use in shops and other outlets
    • Discounts with many retailers and shops in the area

    For more information and to register for your 3In1 card visit www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/default.aspx?page=510

    Future Bus Services

    As more and more houses are occupied and Kilnwood Vale develops, the level of bus service and connections to Crawley and surrounding areas will increase. Eventually there will be five bus routes serving the site as well as “bus only” connections at Sullivan Drive in Bewbush and Woodcroft Road in Ifield West.

    We will keep you updated on any changes or updates so check back soon.

    As part of the Kilnwood Vale Travel Voucher scheme on offer, you can choose unlimited 8 week travel on Metrobus & Fastway services for one person or unlimited 4 week travel for 2 people.

    For more information contact your Travel Plan Coordinator Farzanah Mamoojee

    0845 600 6668

    farzanah.mamoojee@matrixtp.co.uk