Christmas and New Year service arrangements 2015

South East area

Arriva buses will be subject to alteration over the Christmas and New Year period to take account of the bank holidays, the effects of people staying indoors on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and the reduced demand for our service4s during the peak periods while lots of people are taking holidays over the festive season.

The tabs below give details of the service levels that we wil be providing between Christmas Eve and 3rd January, with normal services resuming from Monday 4th January.

We also have a couple of pre-Christmas promotions to tell you about and these are shown on separate tabs.

In one we are allowing up to four children to travel with two adults that use the Family Day ticket is Kent, Surrrey and West Sussex and in the Southend, Rayleigh, Rochford, Castle Point and Basildon area.

The other allows five weeks' travel for the price of four when buying any four-weekly ticket between 7th and 11th December.

We'd also like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and we look forward to providing your bus services through 2016.

Arriva increases the size of the family for its popular day tickets

For the whole month of December we will allow more children to travel with our family day tickets in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and the Southend area.

The popular tickets normally allow up to two adults and up to two children under 16 to travel together but, as a Christmas treat throughout December, we will allow up to four children to travel on the ticket.

Buy the ticket on the first bus you travel on and then you can use the family ticket for the rest of that day on all Arriva services in the relevant area.

Ideal for shopping, visiting friends, going out for a day of leisure or visiting some of the local tourist attractions, the Arriva Family Day ticket is great value for money and by allowing more children to travel, the value just got even better!

We have three types of Family Day tickets:

- South East Family Day Ticket covering all Arriva services in Kent and East Sussex for just £10
- Surrey and West Sussex Family Day Ticket, covering all Arriva services in those two counties for just £10
- Southend Family Day Ticket covering all Arriva services in the Southend, Rayleigh, Rochford, Castle Point and Basildon area for just £7.50.

So why not leave the car at home and take the kids out by bus for the day. Ideal for stopping them getting bored at the weekends or during the Christmas school holidays!