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majority of bus services in Medway are provided by Arriva Medway Towns,
although companies such as ASD Transport, Chalkwell,
Nu-Venture and others also
provide services in this area.
provide many of the daytime routes without a subsidy and therefore
the operator decides the route, timetable and fares. Medway Council
does, however, support a number of bus services financially that
would not be provided otherwise and is keen to encourage greater
use of the bus network overall.
There is an increasing number of super low-floor buses in
service, giving easy access for users. However, where people have
difficulty in using the main bus network, the Medway Mobility Service
offers a link to the main shopping centres.
Download the latest bus
timetables on our bus services page.
For more information on services, please contact the individual
operators or Traveline on 0871 200 2233. (Calls
from BT landlines cost 10pence per minute plus a 6pence set-up fee
per call. Mobile, business and other providers' charges may vary).
Information on journey planning is also available at
Traveline's plan a journey page or Transport Direct's plan a
door-to-door journey page.
Please visit the Holiday
timetable page for details of bus timetable changes for
Alternatively, contact the bus operator
Bus times to your mobile phone
Traveline now provides information about bus services as a text
message to your mobile phone. Simply text
84268* with the unique code shown on the bus stop
flag, and details on the next scheduled services will be sent to
the phone. Please download the bus times to
mobile poster (pdf 479KB) for information. To
download a pdf you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do
not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.
* texts cost 25pence plus operators' standard rate.
Bus routes in Medway and Kent
For information on all routes in Medway and Kent, please
Public Transport maps page of Kent County Council's
website. There is a
map showing all Medway and Kent bus routes available that can
Please also download a map showing Arriva's
bus network in Medway (pdf 72KB)
Bus stops and shelters
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station
Find out more about Medway's Chatham Waterfront bus station, including
information on where to catch your bus.
Medway bus pass
The bus pass
allows older persons and people with disabilities to
travel by bus for free, except at morning peak times. This is now a
national scheme, so pass-holders can travel for free across all of
England from 9.30am (9am in Medway) to 11pm, Monday to Friday and
all day at weekends and on bank holidays.
Please note: The age eligibility for bus passes is
changing. Find out who qualifies
for a bus pass.
Medway Youth Pass
For more details on Medway Council's Medway Youth Pass, which
can be used up to the end of the academic year following your
18th birthday to travel on any local bus service at any time,
please visit the Medway Youth Pass page.
To aid the flow of traffic, there are "no parking" and "no
waiting" restrictions at all bus stops. Parking in bus stops
impedes the passage of buses and can make it hazardous for users
getting on and off the bus, especially for those with mobility
difficulties, pushchairs and buggies. Please do not park or
wait in bus stops.
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