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Explore Dickens Country by bus

Take a tour around the area so loved by author Charles Dickens on our Dickens Country Experience bus.

It will be running tours on behalf of Medway Council each weekend between 16th Novemeber and 21st December.

With a live and entertaining commentary bringing the area's history alive this two-hour tour will appeal to locals and visitors alike.

Full details on the Explore Dickens Country by bus page.

Getting around Medway

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Arriva is here to help you get around the Medway Towns and the surrounding area.

Our buses run across the region, with frequent services linking estates and residential areas to the town centres and to Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.

There are also frequent 'Sapphire' buses to Maidstone that run every fifteen minutes for most of the day on Mondays to Saturdays and half-hourly on Sundays. These are fitted with free Wi-Fi, more comfortable seating, three-pin and USB power sockets and audio-visual displays to announce the next bus stop to be called at.

Free Wi-Fi is also available on board most of the buses on Services 116, 136, 166 and 181.

We provide a frequent service to the Universities at Medway, with great-value ticket prices for university students.

Medway Bus Routes

Arriva runs a network of services across the Medway Towns, linking Chatham Waterfront Bus Station with all main residential areas, tourist attractions, schools, colleges, shopping areas and the Universities at Medway campus.

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Service updates

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New bus service for Liberty Quays and Pier Road

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Go Christmas shopping with Arriva to the Ashford Designer Outlet

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Explore Dickens Country by bus

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Changes to bus times in Medway from 23rd November 2014

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More About Arriva in Medway

Great-value travel for Universities at Medway students and staff

Our network of services in and around Medway provides many links and travel opportunites for students and staff attending the Universities at Medway.

- Reduced-price tickets for students and staff
- Frequent buses to the campus from Chatham Rail and Bus Stations
- Direct buses through the campus linking the universities with Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.

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Universities and MidKent College

Arriva's buses provide frequent links to the Universities at Medway campus at Chatham Maritime, the University for the Creative Arts at Rochester and to MidKent College at Gillingham. Big savings on travel costs can be made with our money-saving prices that are exclusive to the universities and MidKent College.

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