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Service Updates

  • Rede Court Road Closure

    Monday 6th August- Monday 3rd September 2018

    Medway Council have confirmed that the previously cancelled roadworks on Rede Court Road have been rescheduled to commence on Monday 6th August 2018. The B2108 Rede Court Road will be closed at Beaufort Road to enable carriageway works from 6th August until 3rd September 2018. For the duration of the closure our AM services will be diverted onto Gravesend Road at the Junction with Brompton Farm Road and Rede Court Road. The alternative pick-up location  will be outside the fire station located on Gravesend Road.     PM services will complete the above route in reverse dropping off outside the fire station for any passengers who normally disembark along Rede Court Road. Please note we will be unable to serve any of our normal stops along Rede Court Road during the closure.

  • Gas Works – Victoria Embankment Closure

    From 6th August until mid-September 2018

    As part of the ongoing works to replace two large gas mains for the Tideway Blackfriars project, contractors will be carrying out excavations on the Victoria Embankment at the Blackfriars Underpass for a period of around 6 weeks. The contractors will need to close the Victoria Embankment from 6th August until mid-September for westbound traffic from Southwark Bridge to allow sufficient space for the excavations. They expect that roads in the surrounding area will be extremely busy and advise that access to locations around the Victoria Embankment are likely to be quicker and easier by walking, cycling or by the tube or river services. The result of these works will provide additional information so that contractors can assess what further work is required. This could require a full closure of the Victoria Embankment for up to six months from April 2019 however they will know more following these initial works and will keep us updated. As the Victoria Embankment will be closed to all westbound vehicular traffic from Monday 6th August it will be necessary to divert our AM services. We will continue to serve all stops between Canary Wharf and Cannon Street Railway Station as normal and will also introduce a drop off at Blackfriars prior to diverting via Blackfriars Bridge to serve alternative bus stops on the south side of the River Thames. The alternative bus stops being served are as follows: (please click the bus stop name to view its location in Google Maps) Blackfriars (stop B) Waterloo Road (stop L) York Road (stop G) Lambeth Palace Road (stop SA) Whilst following this diversion services will be unable to serve our AM stops located at H.M.S President, Temple Station, Banqueting House, Westminster Abbey and Vauxhall Bridge Road. Please note the Victoria Embankment closure is westbound so will impact AM services only. Our PM services will continue to serve all stops listed within our published timetables as normal.

    We will confirm a return to our normal AM route once notice has been received from TfL.

  • New Ticketing System

    The booking portal for our new ticketing system is now live please click on the Booking Portal tab above to buy your tickets.

    The only tickets you can buy on board the coach from Tuesday 8th May will be singles, returns and locals. (The correct money will be required as the drivers do not carry change). Please note we are no longer accepting cheques .

    From now on once you board the coach please present either your paper ticket to the driver or scan your new digital ticket.

     

  • New Snodland Express Service

    As part of our recent route and timetable review we have also identified where new services will add value.

    We have received a number of requests over the years from commuters living in Snodland wanting an ‘express service’ from Snodland to London . With slight amendments to the route and a strong marketing campaign to support the launch we believe that we can run a viable and sustainable service on this corridor.

    From 19th June 2017 we will operate two 764 services starting from Cuxton to Snodland and then fast via the M20 to London. With a journey time of just 60 minutes from Snodland to Canary Wharf we’re confident this service will be popular with passengers.

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