Bus routes in Brighton continue to be diverted today due to the fire at the Royal Albion Hotel. 

The diversion has affected a wide range of bus routes, including the 1, 1A, 2, 2B, 5, 5A, 5B, N5, 6, 7, Coaster 12, 12A, 12X, Coaster 13X, 14, 14A, 14B, 14C, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27B, 27C, Regency 28, Regency 29, 29X, 46, 48, 49, 50, Breeze 77, Breeze 78, Breeze 79, and CSR.

A spokesperson for Brighton and Hove buses provided updates regarding the changes.

According to the spokesperson, the buses are now able to serve Stop H in the Old Steine and use North Street in both directions.

Additionally, coastal services heading into Brighton will now be using Rock Gardens, Edwards Street, and North Street.

The buses are also able to use St James's Street.


For coastal services heading towards Eastbourne, the new route will include St James's Street, Rock Gardens, and then back to the normal line of route along the A259.

As per the update at 8:00 AM, the buses will now be able to serve Stop H in the Old Steine and use North Street in both directions.

Coastal services into Brighton will utilise Rock Gardens, Edwards Street, and North Street. The 77 services will terminate and restart at Churchill Square.

Upon returning to Brighton after serving Brighton Station, the 77 will take a left down North Road and then return to the Old Steine.

City Sightseeing services will operate from Churchill Square Stop D and will also start and terminate at this stop.

The Argus: The Royal Albion hotel is on fire

A subsequent update at 10:16 AM stated that coastal services will now terminate and restart from the Bingo Hall on Upper Bedford Street, and North Street, Brighton Station, and Churchill Square will not be served.

At 10:27 AM, it was further updated that the 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 48, and 50 services will now terminate and restart at London Road Shops.

The most recent update at 11:35 AM mentioned that the 27 services towards Westdene will now travel from Edward Street to Church Street, Spring Gardens, and Queens Road before resuming their normal route.

The 5, 5A, and 5B services towards town will divert from Preston Circus using New England Road, Seven Dials, Dyke Road, and Regent Hill.

This diversion will also apply to services towards Patcham but in reverse.

The 49 services will divert from London Road using Cheapside, New England Road, Seven Dials, Dyke Road, and Regent Hill.

All 49 services will terminate and restart from Palmeria Square.

Services towards Moulsecoomb will run via Seven Dials, Dyke Road, North Road, and through to St Peter's Church.

Passengers are advised to check the Brighton and Hove Buses website or social media channels for further updates and to plan their journeys accordingly.

You can see the latest updates from Brighton and Hove Buses here.

Smoke can still be seen billowing from Brighton's Royal Albion Hotel on the second day of the emergency with nearly a dozen fire engines on the scene at its peak.

The hotel, which has stood for many years, is a much-loved historical landmark in the area but much of the building has now been destroyed by the fire, which began on the fourth floor.

The Argus:

The blaze quickly spread downwards, ravaging the hotel and gutting many of its rooms.

Roads surrounding the hotel remain closed as the emergency services continue to work on the scene.

Shocking videos of the site have emerged, showing the extent of the damage.

Traffic in central Brighton remains affected, with part of King's Road still closed.

Emergency service spokespeople have reported that firefighters are still working at the scene using Arial Ladder Platforms and ground monitors to tackle the fire.

It is currently unclear how long the emergency will last.