Bus timetables in Kent will change over Christmas and New Year (2023)

Bus travel around Kent during the festive period is not as straightforward as normal with timetables amended for Christmas.

And of course, bus companies need to give their employees time off to spend with their families.

However, the unwitting traveller could end up being stranded with no way to get home if they aren't aware of festive changes to the timetable.

So KentLive has rounded up the timetable changes for all Stagecoach and Arriva services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24

Bus timetables in Kent will change over Christmas and New Year (1)

Stagecoach

Tuesday school holiday service with some early finishes:

Ashford:

Route AD - The last bus is 20:55 from Bank Street.

Route B - The last bus is 20:45 from Kennington and 20:42 from Bridgefield.

Route C - The last bus will leave Ashford International Rail Station at 21:06, from Lees Road at 21:25 and William Harvey Hospital at 21:31.

Route G - The 23:20 from Ashford International Rail Station to Godinton Park will not run.

Canterbury:

Triangle

Canterbury to Whitstable and Swalecliffe at 20:15 (this journey will terminate at Herne Bay Eddington Lane)

Canterbury to Herne Bay at 21:05 (this journey will terminate at Sea Street Roundabout)• Whitstable (Harbour Street) to Canterbury at 21:03

Herne Bay (High Street) to Canterbury at 20:36

Route 3

Canterbury to Faversham Bysing Wood at 19:00

Faversham Bysing Wood to Canterbury at 19:50

Route 22A & 25A - No buses will run after 21:15

Dover:

Route 15 - Dover to Canterbury at 19:30

Route 15 - Canterbury to Dover 20:15

Route 43 - Canterbury to Sandwich at 19:26

Route 43 - Sandwich to Canterbury 20:13

Route 61 - Pencester Road to Whitfield Tesco at 19:30

Route 81 - Eastry to Canterbury at 19:58

Route 81 - Sandwich to Deal at 20:08

Eastbourne:

No early finishes

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Folkestone:

Route 16

Folkestone to Canterbury at 19:08

Canterbury to Folkestone at 20:10

Folkestone to Swingfield Minnis at 20:08

Route 17

Folkestone to Canterbury at 17:40

Canterbury to Folkestone at 18:50

Route 71

Bus Station to Cheriton at 20:42

Cheriton to Bus Station at 20:49

Route 102

Folkestone to Dover at 20:12

Dover to Folkestone at 20:43

Dover to Lydd [for Rye] at 18:20

Folkestone to Lydd [for Rye] at 18:53

Lydd to Folkestone at 20:08

Hastings:

Route 20 - 20:52 from Ore Down Fm; 20:30 from Hollington

Route 21A - 20:50 from Rail Station

Route 22 - 20:11 from Malvern Way; 20:48 from Harley Shute

Route 22C - 20:30 from Ore King's Head

Thanet:

The Loop :

•Margate to Ramsgate via Newington Road at 20:45

•Margate to Ramsgate via Derby Arms/The Viaduct at 21:00

•Margate to Westwood at 21:15

•Margate to Ramsgate via Broadstairs at 21:00

•Ramsgate to Margate via Newington Road at 20:31

•Ramsgate to Margate via Broadstairs at 20:49

•Ramsgate to Margate via Derby Arms/The Viaduct at 20:46

• Ramsgate to Westwood at 21:16

Breeze:

• Margate to Canterbury at 19:45

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Arriva

Tuesday school-holiday timetables will apply, with many services finishing early.

The following journeyswill notrun:

  • Service 3: Maidstone town centre to Maidstone Hospital - The following journeys will not run:
    2240 from Chequers
    2300 from Maidstone Hospital
  • Service 4: Maidstone town centre to Downswood - The following journeys will not run:
    1811 from Chequers
    1745 from Downswood
  • Service 5: Maidstone to Sandhurst - The following journey will not run:
    2320 from Maidstone King Street
  • Service 9 : Maidstone town centre to Grove Green - The following journeys will not run:
    1750 from Chequers
    1650, 1730 from Grove Green
  • Service 12: Maidstone to Tenterden - The followiong journeys will not run:
    2305 from Royal Star Arcade
    2215 from Tenterden
  • Services 34/35: Guildford to Camberley - The following journeys will not run:
    1948, 2008, 2108, 2208, 2308 Camberley to Guildford
    2039, 2139, 2239 St. John's Road to Woking
    1932, 2032, 2132 Guildford to Camberley
    2232 Guildford to Lightwater
    2033, 2133, 2233 Woking to St. John's Road
    Service36: Burpham and Merrow to Guildford - The following journeys will not run:
    2000, 2100, 2200, 2300 Guildford via Burpham to Guildford
  • Service37: Burpham and Merrow to Guidlford - The following journeys will not run:
    2030, 2130, 2230, 2330 Guildford via Merrow to Guildford
  • Service53 : Guildford to Ewhurst - The following journeys will not run:
    2012, 2112, 2212 Park Mead to Guildford
    2318 Ewhurst to Guildford
    2045, 2145 Guildford to Park Mead
    2245 Guildford to Ewhurst
  • Service 71: Maidstone to Snodland - The following journeys will not run:
    2200, 2230, 2300 from Chequers
    2232, 2302, 2335 from Snodland
  • Service 82: Maidstone town centre to Park Wood - The following journeys will not run:
    2150, 2220, 2250 from Royal Star Arcade
    2208, 2238, 2308 from Park Wood
  • Service 85: Maidstone town centre to Senacre Wood - The following journeys will not run:
    2210 from Chequers
    2227 from Senacre Wood
  • Service 91: Woking to Knaphill - The following journeys will not run:
    1945, 2045, 2145, 2245 Pirbright to Woking
    2012, 2112, 2212 Knaphill to Woking
    2020, 2120, 2220 Woking to Pirbright
    2050, 2150, 2250, 2325 Woking to Knaphill
  • Service 100: Chatham Rail Station to St Mary's Island - The following journeys will not run:
    1736, 1758, 1818, 1851 Chatham to Chatham Maritime Ship & Trades
  • Service101: Gillingham to Maidstone - The following journeys will not run:
    2210, 2240, 2310 Maidstone to Gillingham
    2207, 2212, 2312 Gillingham to Maidstone
  • Service116: Chatham to Hempstead - The following journey will not run:
    1846 Hempstead Valley to Chatham
  • Service132: Chatham to Hempstead Valley - The following journeys will not run:
    2220 Hempstead Valley to Chatham
    2240 Chatham to Hempstead Valley
  • Service133: Chatham to Cliffe - The following journeys will not run:
    1755, 1825 Cliffe to Chatham
  • Service140: Chatham to Earl Estate - The following journeys will not run:
    2218 Earl Estate to Chatham
    2157, 2227, 2327 Chatham to Earl Estate
  • Service155: Chatham to Maidstone - The following journey will not run:
    1905 Chatham to Maidstone
  • Service166: Chatham to Lordswood - The following journeys will not run:
    2210, 2310 Chatham to Lordswood
    2240, 2340 Lordswood to Chatham
  • Service176: Lower Gillingham to Walderslade - The following journeys will not run:
    2110, 2210 Gillingham to Walderslade
    2212 Walderslade to Gillingham
  • Service182: Chatham to Twydall - The following journeys will not run:
    1639, 1649, 1659, 1709, 1719, 1739, 1749 Chatham to Twydall
    1713, 1723, 1733, 1743, 1753, 1803, 1813 Twydall to Chatham
  • Service190: Chatham to Gravesend - The following journeys will not run:
    1920 Gravesend to Chatham
    1830 Chatham to Gravesend
  • Service191: Gillingham to Grain - The following journeys will not run:
    2222, 2322 Chatham to Hoo
    2251 Hoo to Chatham
  • Service218: North Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells Hospital - The following journeys will not run:
    1855 Tonbridge to Pinnacles
    1904 Pinnacles to Tunbridge Wells
  • Service277: Tunbridge Wells Hospital to Tunbridge Wells - The following journeys will not run:
    2215, 2245, 2315 Tunbridge Wells Station to Knights Park
    2216, 2246 Tunbridge Wells Hospital to Tunbridge Wells Station
  • Service281: High Brooms to Rusthall - The following journeys will not run:
    2206, 2236 Rusthall to High Brooms
    2207, 2237 High Brooms to Rusthall
  • Services 306/308: Sevenoaks to Gravesend/Bluewater - The following journeys will not run:
    2215, 2315 from Bluewater
    2215,2315 from Borough Green
  • Service 402: Tunbridge Wells to Sevenoaks - The following journeys will not run:
    1920, 1950 Sevenoaks to Tunbridge Wells
    1900 Tunbridge Wells to Sevenoaks
  • Service 414: Dartford to Horton Kirby - The following journeys will not run:
    1903 from South Darenth
    1840 from Dartford Station
  • Service 423: Dartford to New Ash Green - The following journey will not run:
    1915 from New Ash Green
  • Service 477: Orpington to Bluewater - The follwing journey will not run:
    2125 from Bluewater
  • Service 480: Dartford to Valley Drive - The following journeys will not run:
    2205, 2225, 2245, 2305, 2325, 2345, 0015 from Dartford Station
    2125, 2145 from Dartford will terminate at Gravesend Garrick Street
    2155, 2215, 2235, 2255, 2315, 2335, 0035 from Valley Drive
    2115, 2135 from Valley Drive terminate at Northfleet Bus Garage
  • Service 481: Bluewater to Riverview Park - The following journeys will not run:
    2120 from Riverview Park to terminate at Gravesend Rail Station
    2220 from Bluewater
    2120 from Bluewater to terminate at Gravesend Garrick Street
  • Service 483: Bluewater to Kings Farm - The following journeys will not run:
    2207 from Wilberforce Way
    2155 from Bluewater
  • Service 485: Castle Hill to Ebbsfleet International Station
    2125, 2145, 2210, 2230, 2255 from Castle Hill
  • Service700: Chatham to Bluewater - The following journeys will not run:
    2025, 2125, 2225 Bluewater to Chatham
    1927, 2027, 2127 Chatham to Bluewater
  • Service A: Guildford town centre to Royal Surrey County Hospital - The following journeys will not run:
    1955, 2025, 2055 Guildford via Royal Surrey County Hospital to Guildford
  • Fastrack A: Dartford to Bluewater - The following journeys will not run:
    2135, 2155, 2215, 2235, 2255, 2315, 2335, 2355 from Dartford
    2145, 2205, 2225, 2245, 2305, 2325, 2345 from Bluewater
  • Fastrack Service B: Temple Hill to Gravesend - The following journeys will not run:
    2158, 2218, 2238, 2258, 2318, 2338, 2358 from Joyce Green Lane
    2140, 2200, 2240, 2300 from Gravesend Garrick Street

Christmas Day

Stagecoach

There are no Stagecoach buses on Christmas Day.

Arriva

There are no Arriva buses on Christmas Day.

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Boxing Day

Stagecoach

Thanet Loop to run every 20 minutes.

Eastbourne routes 1/1A (combined) will run every 30 minutes.

Triangle,route 8,Gold 16 andEastbourne Loop will run hourly.

Route 15 buses will also run a special timetable.

Arriva

No service, except the following special timetables:

  • Services 1, 2 : Chatham Rail Station to Gillingham, The Strand - special service running every 20 mins
  • Service 101: Chatham to Maidstone - special service running every 60 mins between Chatham and Maidstone only
  • Service 166 : Chatham to Lords Wood - special service running every 60 mins
  • Service 483 : Bluewater to Kings Farm - special service running every 60 mins
  • Service 490 : Bluewater to Valley Drive - special service running every 30 mins
  • Service 700 : Chatham to Bluewater - special service running every 20 mins
  • Fastrack B : Temple Hill to Gravesend - special service running every 30 mins

New Year's Eve

Bus timetables in Kent will change over Christmas and New Year (10)

Stagecoach

Ashford:

Route AD - The last bus is 20:55 from Bank Street.

Route B - The last bus is 20:45 from Kennington and 20:42 from Bridgefield.

Route C - The last bus will leave Ashford International Rail Station at 21:06, from Lees Road at 21:25 and William Harvey Hospital at 21:31.

Route G - The 23:20 from Ashford International Rail Station to Godinton Park will not run.

Canterbury:

Triangle

Canterbury to Whitstable and Swalecliffe at 20:15 (this journey will terminate at Herne Bay Eddington Lane)

Canterbury to Herne Bay at 21:05 (this journey will terminate at Sea Street Roundabout)• Whitstable (Harbour Street) to Canterbury at 21:03

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Herne Bay (High Street) to Canterbury at 20:36

Route 3

Canterbury to Faversham Bysing Wood at 19:00

Faversham Bysing Wood to Canterbury at 19:50

Route 22A & 25A - No buses will run after 21:15

Dover:

Route 15 - Dover to Canterbury at 19:30

Route 15 - Canterbury to Dover 20:15

Route 43 - Canterbury to Sandwich at 19:26

Route 43 - Sandwich to Canterbury 20:13

Route 61 - Pencester Road to Whitfield Tesco at 19:30

Route 81 - Eastry to Canterbury at 19:58

Route 81 - Sandwich to Deal at 20:08

Eastbourne:

No early finishes

Folkestone:

Route 16

Folkestone to Canterbury at 19:08

Canterbury to Folkestone at 20:10

Folkestone to Swingfield Minnis at 20:08

Route 17

Folkestone to Canterbury at 17:40

Canterbury to Folkestone at 18:50

Route 71

Bus Station to Cheriton at 20:42

Cheriton to Bus Station at 20:49

Route 102

Folkestone to Dover at 20:12

Dover to Folkestone at 20:43

Dover to Lydd [for Rye] at 18:20

Folkestone to Lydd [for Rye] at 18:53

Lydd to Folkestone at 20:08

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Hastings:

Route 20 - 20:52 from Ore Down Fm; 20:30 from Hollington

Route 21A - 20:50 from Rail Station

Route 22 - 20:11 from Malvern Way; 20:48 from Harley Shute

Route 22C - 20:30 from Ore King's Head

Thanet:

The Loop :

•Margate to Ramsgate via Newington Road at 20:45

•Margate to Ramsgate via Derby Arms/The Viaduct at 21:00

•Margate to Westwood at 21:15

•Margate to Ramsgate via Broadstairs at 21:00

•Ramsgate to Margate via Newington Road at 20:31

•Ramsgate to Margate via Broadstairs at 20:49

•Ramsgate to Margate via Derby Arms/The Viaduct at 20:46

• Ramsgate to Westwood at 21:16

Breeze:

• Margate to Canterbury at 19:45

• Canterbury to Margate at 20:45

Arriva

Saturday timetables will apply, with most services finishing early.The following journeys will not run:

  • Service 3: Maidstone town centre to Maidstone Hospital - The following journeys will not run:
    2240 from Chequers
    2300 from Maidstone Hospital
  • Service 5 : Maidstone to Sandhurst - The following journey will not run:
    2320 from Maidstone King Street
  • Service 11: Maidstone to Bearsted - The following journeys will not run:
    1645 from Chequers
    1600, 1700 from Bearsted Green
  • Service 12 : Maidstone to Tenterden - The following journeys will not run:
    2305 from Royal Star Arcade
    2215 from Tenterden
  • Services 34/35 : Guildford to Camberley - The following journeys will not run:
    1938, 2008, 2058, 2158, 2308 Camberley to Guildford
    2039, 2139, 2239 St. John's Road to Woking
    1932, 2032, 2132 Guildford to Camberley
    2232 Guildford to Lightwater
    2033, 2133, 2233 Woking to St. John's Road
  • Service 36 : Burpham and Merrow to Guildford - The following journeys will not run:
    2000, 2100, 2200, 2300 Guildford via Burpham to Guildford
  • Service 37 : Burpham and Merrow to Guildford - The following journeys will not run:
    2030, 2130, 2230, 2330 Guildford via Merrow to Guildford
  • Service 47: West End to Brookwood Station - no service
  • Service 53: Guildford to Ewhurst - The following journeys will not run:
    2012, 2112, 2212 Park Mead to Guildford
    2318 Ewhurst to Guildford
    2045, 2145 Guildford to Park Mead
    2245 Guildford to Ewhurst
  • Service 71 : Maidstone to Snodland - The following journeys will not run:
    2200, 2230, 2300 from Chequers
    2232, 2302, 2335 from Snodland
  • Service 79 : Maidstone to Penenden Heath - The following journeys will not run:
    1553 from Penenden Heath
    1538 from Maidstone King Street
  • Service 82: Maidstone town centre to Park Wood - The following journeys will not run:
    2150, 2220, 2250 from Royal Star Arcade
    2208, 2238, 2308 from Park Wood
  • Service 85 : Maidstone town centre to Senacre Wood
    2210 from Chequers
    2229 from Senacre Wood
  • Service 91: Woking to Knaphill - The following journeys will not run:
    1945, 2045, 2145, 2245 Pirbright to Woking
    2012, 2112, 2212, 2312 Knaphill to Woking
    2020, 2120, 2220 Woking to Pirbright
    2050, 2150, 2250, 2325, 2355 Woking to Knaphill
  • Service 101 : Gillingham to Maidstone - The following journeys will not run:
    2210, 2240, 2310, 2416 Maidstone to Gillingham
    2207, 2212, 2312 Gillingham to Maidstone
  • Service 101 : Guildford town centre to Spectrum Leisure Centre - the normal Tuesday timetable will apply, but buses will be provided by another bus company
  • Service 132 : Chatham to Hempstead Valley - The following journeys will not run:
    2220 Hempstead Valley to Chatham
    2240 Chatham to Hempstead Valley
  • Service 140: Chatham to Earl Estate - The following journeys will not run:
    2218 Earl Estate to Chatham
    2157, 2227 Chatham to Earl Estate
  • Service 166 : Chatham to Lordswood - The following journeys will not run:
    2210, 2310 Chatham to Lordswood
    2240, 2340 Lordswood to Chatham
  • Service 176 : Lower Gillingham to Walderslade - The following journeys will not run:
    2113, 2213 Gillingham to Walderslade
    2212 Walderslade to Gillingham
  • Service 191 : Gillingham to Grain - The following journeys will not run:
    2222, 2322 Chatham to Hoo
    2251 Hoo to Chatham
  • Service 277 : Tunbridge Wells Hospital to Tunbridge Wells - The following journeys will not run:
    2215, 2245, 2315 Tunbridge Wells Station to Knights Park
    2216, 2246 Tunbridge Wells Hospital to Tunbridge Wells Station
  • Service 281 : High Brooms to Rusthall - The following journeys will not run:
    2206, 2236 Rusthall to High Brooms
    2207, 2237 High Brooms to Rusthall
  • Service 306/308 :Sevenoaks to Gravesend/Bluewater - The following journeys will not run:
    2215, 2315 from Bluewater
    2215, 2315 from Borough Green Station
  • Service 423 : Dartford to New Ash Green - The following journeys will not run:
    1840 from New Ash Green
  • Service 477: Orpington to Bluewater - The following journey will not run:
    2140 from Bluewater
  • Services 480/490 : Dartford/Bluewater to Valley Drive - The following journeys will not run:
    2205, 2225, 2245, 2305, 2325, 2345, 0015 from Dartford
    2125, 2145 to terminate at Gravesend Garrick Street
    2155, 2215, 2235, 2255, 2315, 2335, 0035 from Bluewater
    2115, 2135 to terminate at Northfleet Bus Garage
  • Service 481 : Bluewater to Riverview Park - The following journeys will not run:
    2120 to terminate at Gravesend Rail Station
    2220 from Bluewater
    2120 to terminate to Gravesend Garrick Street
  • Service 483 : Bluewater to Kings Farm - The following journeys will not run:
    2206 from Wilberforce Way
    2136 to terminate at Gravesend Rail Station
    2155, 2225, 2255 from Bluewater
    2125 to terminate at Gravesend Barrack Row
  • Service 485 : Castle hill to Ebbsfleet International Station - The following journeys will not run:
    2125, 2145, 2210, 2230, 2255 from Castle Hill
  • Fastrack A : Dartford to Bluewater - The following journeys will not run:
    2135, 2155, 2215, 2235, 2255, 2315, 2335, 2355 from Dartford
    2145, 2205, 2225, 2245, 2305, 2325, 2345 from Bluewater
  • Fastrack B : Temple Hill to Gravesend - The following journeys will not run:
    2158, 2218, 2238, 2258, 2318, 2338, 2358 from Joyce Green Lane
    2140, 2200, 2220, 2240, 2300 from Gravesend Garrick Street
  • Service 700 : Chatham to Bluewater - The following journeys will not run:
    2025, 2125, 2225 Bluewater to Chatham
    1927, 2027, 2127 Chatham to Bluewater

However, additionally:

  • Service 6X : Maidstone Hospital to The Tunbridge Wells Hospital - normal Tuesday timetable will apply
  • Service 47 : West End to Brookwood Station - normal Tuesday school-holidays timetable will apply
  • Service 101 : Guildford town centre to Spectrum Leisure Centre - normal Tuesday school-holidays timetable will apply, but buses will be provided by another bus company
  • Services 120, 121 : Chatham to Otterham Park - normal Tuesday school-holidays timetable will apply
  • Tuesday school-holidays timetable will apply but with an early finish

New Year's Day

Stagecoach

No service.

Arriva

Sunday timetables will apply, with following addition:

  • Service 700 : Chatham to Bluewater - additional journeys will run up until closing time at Bluewater

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Which Kent bus routes are being cut? ›

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Do buses run on Boxing Day Kent? ›

There will be no Stagecoach services operating in Kent and East Sussex on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year's Day and buses on some routes will also finish early on New Year's Eve.

Do buses run Christmas Day Kent? ›

There are no Stagecoach buses on Christmas Day. There are no Arriva buses on Christmas Day.

Are busses running in Kent? ›

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  • Exhibition: Winter Tales.
  • Boxing Day Walk at Samphire Hoe.
  • A Winter's Trail.
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No train services run on Boxing Day, except for a handful of airport transfer services. Train services run as usual but may end a bit earlier on New Year's Eve.

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The last widespread white Christmas in the UK was in 2010. It was extremely unusual, as not only was there snow on the ground at 83% of stations (the highest amount ever recorded) but snow or sleet also fell at 19% of stations.

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Public transport, including buses, trams, London Underground and London Overground trains, do run on Boxing Day, but on a reduced service. On Christmas Eve, public transport starts to wind down from early evening and there are no night buses.

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On Boxing Day there will be some services running - the 190 between Chatham and Dockside Shopping Centre, the 166 between Chatham bus station and Lordswood and the 700 from Chatham to Bluewater. On December 27, normal Sunday services will be running, with special timetables again for the 166 and 700.

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PAYING FOR A BUS FARE

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It's not valid for journeys within Scotland or Wales. Free travel is not available on tourist buses or coach services like megabus.com and National Express.

Can I use my free bus pass anywhere in the UK? ›

Where can I use my bus pass? Your bus pass is valid for use on all registered Bus services within England, so if you are visiting other places you should be able to use your pass. It is not valid in Wales* or Scotland.

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Orpington's Beech Dell, where homes fetched an average of £3.5million, is Kent's most expensive street, while Parkfield in Sevenoaks, where houses fetched £3.4million, was the county's second most expensive road.

Where do rich people live in Kent? ›

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  • Medway. Boley Hill, Rochester ME1. ...
  • Gravesham. ...
  • Canterbury.
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On all other days throughout Christmas and New Year, including New Year's Day, megabus.com will operate a near-normal service on most routes across the UK, with only some minor changes to timetables.

Is Mega bus running on Boxing Day? ›

If you need to travel, Megabus services will be running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Do trains run on Boxing Day UK 2022? ›

Once the final timetable is in place, Transport for London expects to operate the following through services on Boxing Day 2022, subject to there being no planned engineering works: Paddington to Reading corridor to receive a 30-minute service frequency.

Where is Father Christmas 2022 Kent? ›

Sleigh bells ring...
  • Hever Castle, Edenbridge. 19 November 2022 – 2 January 2023. ...
  • Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham. 26 - 27 November 2022. ...
  • Breakfast and Lunch with Santa at Quex Park. 26 November - 22 December 2022. ...
  • Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. ...
  • Kent Life, Maidstone. ...
  • Reuthe's. ...
  • Calverley Park & Santa at home!
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Is Boxing Day on a Sunday? ›

Where 26 December falls on a Sunday, the Boxing Day substitute holiday always takes place on 28 December. This is because when Boxing Day is a Sunday, Monday 27 December is the substitute holiday for Christmas Day.

Are trains giving blankets 2022? ›

The Indian Railways IRCTC has restarted to provide bedrolls and blanket services in multiple trains across India from April 2022.

Are trains providing blankets 2022? ›

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Railways decided to withdraw the above restriction with regard to supply of linen, blankets, and curtains inside the train and decided to provide bedrolls as per applicability during the pre-covid period.

Do trains run on New Year's Eve 2022? ›

Between Friday 23 December 2022 and Monday 2 January 2023, most of our services will be running. However, there will be service changes and planned works on the public transport and road networks.

Will 2022 be a snowy winter UK? ›

At the moment, there are reports that snow is expected in the UK in the next few weeks. Though, as is usual with snowfall in the UK, the regions that will see the most snow will be those on higher ground.

Will it be a cold winter 2023 UK? ›

The most likely scenario as we head into 2023 is for the risk of high-pressure to decrease, and a return to more unsettled conditions with wet, windy, and mild spells possible. However, there is still a risk we could see a Sudden Stratospheric Warming.

Will it be a cold winter 2022 UK? ›

At the moment most of the data is suggesting a milder than average winter 2022-23. The seasonal models strongly support the idea of it being milder than average. The precipitation signal is much weaker. The QBO also suggests a lower chance of a cold winter.

Do trains run over Christmas? ›

That is why trains do not run on Christmas day. If you are planning to travel over the festive period, it would be best to do so on Christmas Eve. On Boxing Day, trains do not run either except for some airport transfer services.

Will the Tube run on Christmas Eve? ›

Christmas Eve (Saturday 24th): Services finish early and there's no Night Tube. Christmas Day (Sunday 25th): No public transport. Between Christmas and New Year: Tubes, trains and buses run weekend or altered services.

Is congestion charge free on Christmas Day? ›

The Congestion Charge in London applies between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, except between Christmas Day and the New Year's Day bank holiday.

Is public transport running on Boxing Day? ›

Are trains, tubes and buses running on Boxing Day? Tube services resume on Boxing Day, but a chunk of it will still be closed. Buses will also start running from about 5.30am (so you can hit up those Boxing Day sales).

Are Arriva buses still on strike? ›

Arriva said on its website that it was pleased to confirm the pay offer had been accepted. "This means no further industrial action across the region and Arriva services will continue to operate as normal across Tunbridge Wells, Gillingham, Maidstone and Northfleet," Arriva said.

Are buses running on Boxing Day reading? ›

Boxing Day (Sun 26 Dec)

Buses will run from around 9am until around 6pm.

Can a bus driver take your Oyster? ›

If a bus driver believes that a Zip Oyster photocard holder has breached the Behaviour Code the Zip Oyster photocard may be confiscated and placed in a Pass Withdrawal Envelope.

Are buses free with Oyster card? ›

If you have a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard and live in London, you get free travel on buses and trams. If you live outside London, you get 50% off adult fares.

How far out of London can I use Oyster? ›

Here is a rail and tube map for Oyster use. No. Oyster cards are only useable within the TFL zones and down to Gatwick. No Oyster Card is a London specific product and can only be used on National Rail services in the Greater London area plus a few specific routes outside.

At what age do you get a free bus pass in the UK? ›

In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the State Pension age. If you live in London, you can travel free on buses, tubes and other transport when you're 60, but only within London. In Wales you can get a bus pass when you reach 60.

Can I tap my phone on the bus? ›

Yes, You Can Tap Your Phone or Watch To Pay!

No problem! Use the credit card on your phone or watch for a convenient way to pay your fare. Make your payment through the credit cards that you've added to the mobile wallet on your phone or watch.

Can I use debit card for bus? ›

Commuters may use any of the following options directly for public transport fare payment: Contactless bank card (Mastercard, NETS Tap, Visa) or mobile wallet#, or.

Can a Kent bus pass be used in London? ›

No. In London, the Freedom Pass is an Oyster smartcard that uses a different technology to the one elsewhere in England, so you will need to show your pass.

Can you still pay with cash on a bus in the UK? ›

You can pay on the bus with cash, contactless or a debit or credit card.

Why is the Cambridge Busway closed? ›

The council said the barrier is being installed to stop people from walking and cycling on the busway track that is not being used. It warned that work will also take place overnight to repair some parts of the maintenance track damaged by tree roots from neighbouring properties.

Why did TfL get rid of bendy buses? ›

During the 2008 mayoral campaign, victorious Boris Johnson pledged to withdraw articulated buses on the grounds that they were unsuitable for London, and to introduce a modern version of the AEC Routemaster.

Where does Kent stop? ›

It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west, and Essex to the north across the estuary of the River Thames; it faces the French department of Pas-de-Calais across the Strait of Dover. The county town is Maidstone.

Why London buses are red? ›

The reason behind their colour dates to the early 1900s, when the transport system was operated by different rival companies. London General Omnibus Company (or L.G.O.C.) owned most of the buses and in 1907 painted its entire fleet red to stand out from competitors.

Why are London bus drivers striking? ›

Low pay rates

Some drivers paid as little as £12.35 an hour. The workers being balloted are employed by both of Metroline's subsdiaries that operate in London, Metroline Travel and Metroline West.

Can TfL enforcement detain you? ›

Officers are regularly assessed on different aspects during the training and undertake a final assessment. Officers have the same common law powers of arrest as any member of the public. They do not have the power to detain.

Can electric cars use bus lanes in Cambridge? ›

Cambridgeshire County Council has secured special permission from the Department for Transport to permit motorcycles and fully-electric vehicles (EVs) to use a bus lane in Cambridge.

What is the difference between busway and bus lanes? ›

A bus lane or bus-only lane is a lane restricted to buses, often on certain days and times, and generally used to speed up public transport that would be otherwise held up by traffic congestion. The related term busway describes a roadway completely dedicated for use by buses.

Can you walk along the Cambridge guided busway? ›

At last – The Guided Busway

The guided section is 16 miles long, and the bus routes between Huntingdon and Trumpington cover 24 miles Its adjacent bridleway, tarmaced as far as Swavesey, provides 16 miles of a route for walking, cycling and horseriding.

Why do London buses have two doors? ›

TfL generally operates two door buses as this speeds boarding and alighting, particularly at busy stops. However due to physical constraints such as tight corners, some routes can only be operated with buses of less than 9m in length.

Why did TfL only take 10p? ›

When you make journeys with Transport for London, you will be initially charged a 10p authorisation on your card. This is because the total amount owed for your travel is unknown at that moment.

Why is TfL running out of money? ›

Transport for London (TfL) saw its income severely reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic because of the sudden lack of passengers travelling on the network. The government bolstered the public body, which relies on fare revenue to fund its operations, with a series of short-term funding deals.

What are people from Kent called? ›

Most English counties have nicknames for people from that county, such as a Tyke from Yorkshire and a Yellowbelly from Lincolnshire; the traditional nickname for people from Kent is "Kentish Long-Tail", deriving from the long-held belief on the continental mainland of Medieval Europe that the English had tails.

What is the biggest town in Kent? ›

Maidstone

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