Traffic cameras installed in Eastbourne town centre

Bus lane cameras have been installed in Eastbourne’s town centre and could land motorists a £60 fine if they are caught using the wrong lane.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 5:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 5:32 pm

The cameras, installed as part of the county and borough council’s improvement scheme, have been fitted in Terminus Road and Gildredge Road but have not yet been switched on, according to East Sussex County Council.

It was reported in November there would be a total of four cameras set up, which will see errant drivers charged £60 but reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said, “The new bus cameras are now in place covering the bus lanes in Gildredge Road and Terminus Road.

Gildredge Road / Terminus Road / Railway Station in Eastbourne. (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180514-152326001
Gildredge Road / Terminus Road / Railway Station in Eastbourne. (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180514-152326001

“Only buses and cyclists will be allowed to travel in the bus lanes at any time while taxis will also be able to use the lane in Terminus Road between midnight and 5am.

“We are now just waiting for the final touches to be put to the Eastbourne Town Centre Improvement Scheme and when this is done the cameras will be switched on.

“We don’t have a confirmed date as yet but we expect this to happen in the next few months and we will advertise the start date in due course.”