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Minor changes to bus times in the Medway Towns from 1st September 2019

Start Date: 01/09/2019


Location: Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester and Strood

In order to improve reliability and give better connections on some services, we will be making minor adjustments to the times of some buses serving the Medway Towns.

Some will run earlier but most of the changes will only involve minor changes to match the scheduled time more closely to the time actually taken to give improved punctuality.

The Medway Council contracts for the morning Service 142 bus that we run from Kits Coty into Chatham and for the evening 151 service will be terminated due to lack of use but the main daytime services on these routes that are provided by Nu-Venture Buses will continue to run.

Here are the changes in detail:

1/2: Chatham – Chatham Maritime – Universities – Gillingham Strand

The following timetable adjustments will apply on Mondays to Fridays:

- The 0755 hours bus from the Strand will depart at 0750 and will run five minutes earlier through to Chatham Rail Station

- The 0826 hours bus from the Strand will depart at 0814 and will run twelve minutes earlier through to Chatham Rail Station

- The 0732 and 0825 hours buses from Chatham Rail Station will run five minutes earlier

- The 0848 hours bus from Chatham Rail Station will run ten minutes earlier

- The 1914 hours bus from the Strand to Chatham Bus Station will be extended to terminate at Chatham Rail Station.

You can view the future timetable here.

120: Chatham – Chatham Hill – Darland Estate – Rainham – Otterham Park

Buses towards Rainham will be timed at Chatham Hill/Windmill Road and St. Augustine’s Church one minute earlier than at present. All other times remain as at present.

You can view the future timetable here.

132: Chatham – Chatham Hill – Rainham – Parkwood – Hempstead Valley

Buses towards Hempstead Valley will be timed at Chatham Hill/Windmill Road and all bus stops through to Featherby Road South one minute earlier than at present. All other times remain as at present.

You can view the future timetable here.

140/141: Chatham – Rochester – Strood – Earl Estate

The 1457 hours Service 140 bus from Chatham on Mondays to Fridays will be renumbered 141 and will run via Darnley Road to Earl Estate instead of via Marlowe Park.

You can view the future timetable here.

142: Chatham – Rochester – Rochester Airport Industrial Estate – Blue Bell Hill Village – Kits Coty

The journey that we provide under contract to Medway Council on this service at 0902 hours from Kit’s Coty to Chatham on Mondays to Fridays will no longer run due to expiry of the contract.

151: Chatham – Rochester – Strood – Cuxton – Halling (evening buses)

The evening buses that we provide under contract to Medway Council on this service will no longer run due to expiry of the contract.

155: Chatham – Rochester – Borstal – Wouldham – Burham – Eccles – Aylesford – Maidstone

There will be minor changes to the Monday to Saturday timetable to improve punctuality. 

You can view the future timetable here.

176/177: Walderslade – Weeds Wood – Chatham – Medway Maritime Hospital – Gillingham – Lower Gillingham

The following changes to the timetable will be made on Mondays to Fridays to improve connections:

- The 0557 hours Service 177 bus from Walderslade to Chatham will run five minutes earlier

- The 0610 hours Service 177 bus from Alexandra Hospital to Gillingham and the 0621 Service 176 from Walderslade to Hazlemere Drive will run ten minutes earlier

- An additional Service 176 bus will run at 0630 from Chatham Bus Station to Hazlemere Drive.

You can view the future timetable here.

190: Chatham – Rochester – Strood – Higham – Chalk – Gravesend

The following buses will be adjusted as shown:

- The 1550 hours bus from Gravesend on Schooldays will run five minutes earlier

- The 1603 hours bus from Gravesend on Mondays to Fridays (Non Schooldays) will depart at 1605 and will no longer run via Dering Way at Chalk. There are no changes to the existing times of this bus between Chalk and Chatham.

- The 1615 hours bus from Gravesend on Saturdays will depart at 1617 and will no longer run via Dering Way at Chalk. There are no changes to the existing times of this bus between Chalk and Chatham.

You can view the future timetable here.

600: Lower Upnor – Chatham – St. Mary’s Island – Chatham – Rochester – Rochester Schools - Chatham

The morning bus will be retimed to leave Lower Upnor at 0716 hours and will run to revised timings to improve reliability. It will be extended beyond Chatham Rail Station to terminate at Chatham Waterfront Bus Station. There is no change to the times of the afternoon bus.

You can view the future timetable here.

Services affected

1, 2
120, 121
132
140
155
176, 177
190
600

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