An express bus route connecting two sides of the city has been unveiled.

The new limited-stop 1X route is set to take to the streets soon.

Brighton and Hove Buses' flagship 1A route - one of the busiest in the city - will be upgraded to become the new express route while the existing 1 route will remain.

Portslade and Churchill Square will now only be four stops apart under the new service which will run every 15 minutes. The express stops will be marked with bright pink poles

Full list of 1X stops:

Westbound:  Brighton Marina, Arundel Road, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Law Courts, Old Steine, North Street, Churchill Square, Palmeira Square, George Street, Boundary Road, Portslade Station, Portslade Town Hall, Battle of Trafalgar, Southern Cross, Old Village, Mile Oak Gardens, Brasslands Drive, Edgehill Way, The Rise, Hole in the Wall, Community Centre, Graham Avenue Shops.

Eastbound: Graham Avenue shops, Hole in the Wall, The Rise, Brasslands Drive, Mile Oak Gardens, Old Village, Southern Cross, Battle of Trafalgar, Portslade Town Hall, Portslade Station, Boundary Road, Richardson Road, George Street, Palmeira Square, Churchill Square, North Street, Law Courts, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Roedean Road and Marina Cinema.

Ed Wills, managing director at Brighton and Hove Buses, said: “We’re hugely excited to introduce the 1X to Brighton and Hove this summer. This new express route will serve as a new lifeline to our bustling city and offer residents quicker journeys times from A to B.

“We have also massively invested in our fleet this year with the introduction of 44 new buses with the latest accessibility features, six of which will be travelling on the 1X every day.”

Bus bosses say the service will be the fastest way to get from east to west in Brighton with the service stopping at Brighton Marina, Royal Sussex County Hospital, the city centre, Hove and Portslade.

It complements the existing 1 routeIt complements the existing 1 route

Between 1996 and 2003, Brighton and Hove buses used to operate a 1X route between Whitehawk and Mile Oak, similar to the existing routes today.

The company's new fleet of double-decker buses will operate on the route with two wheelchair bays and two buggy spaces, a dementia-friendly interior and clearer announcements both on a screen and through announcements.

The new 1X service will launch on Sunday, July 7.