We currently operate 19 Commuter vehicles servicing the Medway towns, New Ash Green, and Vigo all of which are monitored from our head office and their progress tracked. Our drivers are in constant contact with the Traffic Department here at Head Office and the Duty Traffic Manager maintains a daily log of events.
Clarkes of London remain highly regarded within the coaching industry as operating an extremely well maintained fleet of vehicles. A relaxation of our stringent vehicle maintenance/tyre replacement policies has never been an option to cut costs. Our commuter passengers enjoy the assurance of safe transport to and from work in clean/comfortable air-conditioned vehicles and to ensure this our ticket prices are charged accordingly.
We monitor our services very closely to ensure our commuter vehicles do not overload, however, on the rare occasion that this may happen our vehicles are seated only and it is not possible to carry any more passengers than seats provided. i.e. nil standees
Times/Service cancellations are subject to weather and traffic conditions. Clarkes of London accept no responsibility for delays/loss of service due to circumstances beyond our control and reserve the right to divert services should traffic conditions dictate, e.g. roadworks. In such instances we will make all reasonable efforts to advise our passengers in advance;
We liaise closely with Transport for London who have the unenviable task of coordinating the movement of bus and coach services into and out of London and who approve our timetables and allocate us time slots on each stop based on expected journey time through ‘normal traffic’ conditions. We are unable to deviate from and/or make alteration to our running times without prior consultation not only with Transport for London but also with South Eastern Metropolitan Traffic Area as well as Medway Council, as our timetables form part of a network of commuter services operating a return service running between London and the Medway Towns, New Ash Green and Vigo.
Commuter Coach Specification
- 51 seats with arm rests air-conditioned
- seat belt
- thermostatically controlled heating
- reading lights
- fully drawing curtains
- radio/PA system
- air suspension
Commuter Coach Safety Features
- ABS – Anti Lock Braking System
- ESP – Electronic Slip Protection
- ASR – Anti Skid Regulator
- TC – Traction Control