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More frequent bus services for Kent Thameside

We're making changes to some of our bus routes and times in the Kent Thameside area from Sunday 9th August, with some big improvements across the area.

There will be more frequent buses for some parts of Kent Thameside, high-quality Sapphire buses for Riverview Park, brand-new buses for Fastrack services and new links for several areas.

Some services will be given new numbers and some routes will be linked differently.

To find out more about the changes click the tabs below.

The 'general overview' tab gives you a summary of the main changes and the service-by-service tab lists all our services in the Kent Thameside area, with full details of what is happening to your local bus route.

The other tabs summarise the changes specifically for those areas affected by the changes.

New timetable leaflets for the services that are altering will be available well in advance of the start date and the new times will be available online by mid-July.

The existing three services to Longfield and New Ash Green, the 423, 433 and 489 will continue to run, but to revised timings.

Due to insufficient demand for the existing level of service on the 433 from Bluewater to New Ash Green and the 489 from Gravesend, these two services will each run every two hours.

Between Longfield and New Ash Green they will combine with hourly service 423 from Dartford to give a half-hourly service between Longfield, Station Road and New Ash Green.