Changes to Arriva bus services

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 August 2018

Arriva buses

Arriva buses


Arriva will soon be introducing revisions to its bus routes in Thameside in order to better its service and improve the passenger experience.

The changes will go live from September 2 and will include several routes throughout the area in a bid to improve the reliability and efficiency of the service.

Fastrack B:

The Fastrack B will be rerouted into Ingress Park housing estate and London Road will no longer be served between the junctions of Craylands Lane and Ingress Park Avenue.

Route 308:

The 16.45 journey from Sevenoaks will be retimed to 16.38 with some minor timetable changes in other areas.

Route 414:

School journey buses will be renumbered to make it clearer which bus goes direct to the school and which one goes via Dartford.

The 414A will go direct to Wilmington School and the 414B will go to Wilmington School via Dartford.

Route 414A:

There will be an additional 414A school bus running from Horton Kirby, South Darenth, Sutton at Hone to Willington Schools.

Route 423:

Minor timetable adjustments will be made to improve reliability. Evenings will be operated by another operator.

Route 433 and 489:

Both routes Sunday services will now be operated by Arriva.

Route 424:

The 424 will be re-routed to take a direct path from Dartford to Wilmington School and will no longer serve Easthill.

Route 477:

Between Monday to Friday, the 06:14 and 06:45 journeys will be extended to begin from Bluewater. The 16:30 from Bluewater on Saturday will curtail at Swanley at 17.06. On Sundays, the service will be reduced to hourly.

Route 481:

The 07:37 from Riverview won’t serve New House Lane or Haynes Road due to parking issues.

Route 483:

The timetable has been reworked to improve route reliability.

Route 489:

There will be minor timetable adjustments to help improve reliability. From 10.30am onwards the journey times will run 10 minutes later

Lauren Edmonds, marketing manager for Arriva Southern Counties, said: “We constantly aim to improve our services by keeping our routes up-to-date, in line with feedback from our customers.

“We plan to make passengers’ journeys more efficient and reliable, and hope that these developments will benefit our Northfleet customers.”


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