Transport Action Group

CHANGES TO BUS SERVICES IN SEVENOAKS & SURROUNDING VILLAGES

DISCONTINUED SERVICES
Arriva Bus Services 1 & 2 : These services were introduced in April 2018 but will be discontinued from April 7th 2019. Arriva state that “this is in response to insufficient numbers of people using them”.
The No. 1 bus runs between Dunton Green and Sevenoaks, with a loop into Chipstead. The schedule comprised of three buses an hour from 7 a.m. to 7.40 p.m.
The No. 2 bus ran between Kemsing and Sevenoaks via Seal from 7.20 a.m. to 7.29 p.m.

NEW SERVICE
A No. 6 bus route from Kemsing to Sevenoaks via Seal will run twice an hour with effect from April 8th 2019 operated “GO-Coach”.
CHANGES TO ROUTES
The route of “GO-Coach” service 401 is being amended to include boarding points in Chipstead, Dunton Green and Ryewood to offer a service to passengers who currently use Route 1.
The route of the Sevenoaks Circular No. 8 bus has now been extended to cover Sainsburys, Aldi and other shops in Riverside Retail Park.
This means there will be bus links between the rail stations, the bus station, Sevenoaks Hospital and all supermarkets in Sevenoaks.

COMMENT
In an ideal world the No. 8 circular would run both clockwise and anticlockwise and more frequently, but this will only happen if there is an increase in passenger numbers to make it financially viable. If more visionary, longer term and joined up planning was considered it could form the basis of a bus feeder network as outlined in KCC’s Big Conversation.

For more information visit the Go-Coach and Arriva websites or call into the Enquiry Office at Sevenoaks bus station.

Go Buses website

Arriva website

 

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