The new bus service will continue to run the school day at 07.12 and non-school day at 07.11 morning bus via Linton Corner, Coxheath and onwards to Maidstone and the return journey in the afternoon at 16.12 from Maidstone as currently scheduled.
The 59 interchange service will now offer 5 journeys weekday and six journeys on a Saturday via Boughton Monchelsea, back to the Plough and all stops to a Morrisons interchange where one can continue their journey to Maidstone on the 82 bus (10 minute service) or on the 12 bus which runs twice each hour.
On the return journey from Maidstone the 82 or 12 bus will meet the new 59 bus at the Morrisons interchange and it will wait if the Maidstone bus is running late by a few minutes. There will be real time information at the interchange.
The draft timetable shows the following journey times:-
Weekdays Service time at Chart Corner, Chart Sutton is:
09.47 11.26 13.05 14.44 17.32
Return Service time at the interchange opposite Morrisons is:
10.14 11.53 13.32 16.17 17.50
Saturday Service time at Chart Corner, Chart Sutton is:
07.20 09.52 11.37 13.32 15.17 17.02
Return Service time at interchange opposite Morrisons is:
08.10 10.20 12.15 14.00 15.45 18.20
It has been agreed with operators that they will accept each other’s tickets and that the operator of the feeder service can still sell tickets all the way to Maidstone Town Centre.
Copies of the timetable are available in the Shop on the Green while stocks last, or can be downloaded using the following links:-