Medway Mainline. Helping to keep Medway on the move.
What is Medway Mainline
Medway Mainline is a network of six routes within the Medway Towns provided by Arriva’s fleet of modern easy-access buses running seven days a week.
They run up to every 7 to 12 minutes for most of the day on Mondays to Saturdays between approximately 7am and 7pm, with evening buses as well, on the following routes:
132 Chatham - Chatham Hill - Rainham - Parkwood - Hempstead Valley
140/141 Dockside Outlet Centre - Chatham - Rochester- Strood - Earl Estate/Marlowe Park
145 Chatham - Rochester - Warren Wood
166 Chatham - Luton - Lords Wood
176 Walderslade - Weeds Wood - Maidstone Road - Chatham - Medway Maritime Hospital - Gillingham - Lower Gillingham
182 Chatham - Brompton - Gillingham - Eastcourt - Twydall
Turn up and go!
With such frequent buses you can turn up at the bus stop and if you’ve just missed a bus you know that you won’t have to wait long for the next one.
The Chatham connection
All Medway Mainline buses run to and from Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, right in the heart of town. You can change between Medway Mainline services and make connections with Arriva’s comprehensive network of services to other parts of Medway and to surrounding places such as Bluewater, Gravesend and Maidstone.
Chatham Rail Station
Many Arriva routes serve Chatham Rail Station and there is a very frequent service from the Rail Station to Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, Dockside Outlet Centre, the universities, Rochester and Strood.
Medway Mainline Services 140 and 141 give a ten-minute service between Chatham Rail Station, Waterfront Bus Station, the universities, the Historic Dockyard, Dickens World and Dockside Outlet Centre seven days a week.
They also give links to the historic centre of Rochester, Strood town centre and the Strood estates, running every ten minutes for the main part of the day on Mondays to Saturdays and hourly on Sundays and during the evenings.
Buses from the Rail Station also run directly to Weeds Wood, Walderslade, Davis Estate, Maidstone, Borstal, Wouldham, Higham, Gravesend, Cliffe, Hoo and Grain.
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