The bus timetable changes are changing!
but the main points to note are:
- There will be no changes to the actual numbers of buses but a lot of times will change.
- Many 423 buses to and from Bluewater and Dartford will run 10 minutes later than at present.
- Minor adjustments to the times of some 489 Gravesend buses but no changes at the Longfield and New Ash Green end.
- New contracts from Kent County Council mean that:
Sunday 433 and 489 buses will now be run by Arriva, not Go-Coach, but with no changes to the timetable.
Evening buses to and from Dartford, Bluewater and Gravesend will now be run by Red Route, not Arriva, with the same timetable.
Some roadside timetables have already been changed to show the new times, entirely or in part, but others have not so people need to be careful if relying on them. The new Arriva timetables are available on their website (with a bit of an effort because they are well hidden and with the exception of the Sunday 433 timetable) but they completely ignore the Red Route evening buses. There is nothing on the Red Route website yet but the information can be found on the Traveline website.