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 498 and 499 that link Ebbsfleet International Station to Bluewater and Gravesend will be replaced by new service 483.
This will run every fifteen minutes during the main pat of the day, linking the station to Bluewater via Alkerden Lane and running in the opposite direction to Pepper Hill, Coldharbour, Perry Street, Gravesend, Echo Square, Kings Farm and Christianfields.
You can view the new Service 483 route map here.
Fastrack B will continue to serve Ebbsfleet International Station at its existing ten-minute frequency, but enhanced to every nine minutes at peak times, giving links to Gravesend, Northfleet, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Bluewater, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford and Temple Hill.
The Fastrack services will be run by twenty-one brand-new low-carbon buses with eco-leather seats, three-pin and USB power points by each seat, next-stop audio-visual displays and free on-board Wi-Fi.