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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 Services 495, 496 and 498 are being replaced by new Service 483 that will give a simplified route at Kings Farm and Christianfields.

Buses will run every fifteen minutes for the main part of the day on Mondays to Saturdays and hourly on Sundays.

At Kings Farm, all buses will run via Christianfields Avenue and Ash Road instead of either the northern end of Wilberforce Way or Hawkins Avenue and Cedar Avenue.

Between Perry Street and Bluewater Service 483 will run via Coldharbour Road, Mulberry Road, Landseer Avenue, Pepper Hill and Ebbsfleet International Station.

Alternate buses will run via either Springhead Park or Castle Hill.

You can view the new Service 483 route map here.