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A South Downs Connections-liveried ADL Enviro400 on route 60 heads for Chichester through Lavant. ANDY IZATT

West Sussex may not seem to be a challenging place to operate buses, but as Andy Izatt discovered on a recent day out, it certainly can be

The original concept for this article was to experience service 60 and 1, Stagecoach South’s two South Downs Connections-branded routes from a passenger perspective. In partnership with the South Downs National Park, both have been given a Best Impressions makeover with fresh publicity promoting their leisure possibilities within the Park, dedicated liveries for the buses and upgraded roadside publicity.

However, the day turned into what might be seen as a much more rounded experience of bus travel in what is a beautiful, but in some parts, densely populated and congested area of the country. As always with a CBW Passenger Perspective, we didn’t tell anyone we were travelling that day.

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