Names on the buses

801 King Charles II
401 King Charles II


Connections with Brighton and Hove : Spent only one night in Brighton - 14/15 October 1651, almost certainly the briefest of anybody commemorated on the buses! Fleeing from the Roundheads after the Battle of Worcester in the Civil War, the future King of England came to the Sussex coast. He found a man in Brighton, Captain Nicholas Tettersell, prepared to help him. Tettersell upped the price for his help from 60 to 200 upon discovering whom his passenger (and three friends) were to be. In the coal brig Surprise, later renamed the Royal Escape, Charles made his getaway to France. He later returned in triumph to start his reign as king in 1660 and he remained on the throne until 1685. A yachting race is staged each year off the coast in Brighton to commemorate these events.

801 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 1999, originally on METRO Line 1 then METRO Line 7 from April 2004, repainted into new livery November 2004. April 2011 name transferred to 401 Volvo Gemini in Route 6 livery. Repainted into new Route 6 livery October 2016.

Battle of Worcester