Bus Updates

Please find below the latest updates on the buses which run through the village or visit the Go Coach website here

Bus update 

Kent County Council has launched a public consultation on what the community wants from bus travel. This is in response to the National Bus Strategy published by the Government in March of this year, which sets out a framework for recovery from the  Covid-19 pandemic and a vision for future bus service improvements across the UK.

 

The strategy requires all Local Transport Authorities and Bus Operators to create a Bus Service Improvement Plan, which will act as the vision for how the council will try to improve bus services in Kent in the next few years. This will then be used to help create Enhanced Partnership Schemes with bus operators, which will set the standards for all bus services running in the county.

 

The first version of the Improvement Plan must be published by the end of October and the Enhanced Partnership Schemes need to start from April 2022.

 

The council says it is excited about the opportunity provided by the initiative and wants to ensure that the Improvement Plan reflects the views of Kent residents. It therefore wants to hear from users and residents about what would make bus travel more attractive. It is also keen to engage in this way as the plan is formed. But at the start it is inviting the public to visit the website and answer a short questionnaire to identify what the Improvement Plan should focus on. 

 

The consultation is available at https://letstalk.kent.gov.uk/busfuture.  

Update 9/4/21

Route 1Route 2Route 5Route 6 & Route 8 - Reinstated and New Fare System

From Monday 12th April 2021, we will resume operating Route 1Route 2Route 5Route 6 & Route 8.

We will also be introducting a new flat fare across these routes of £2.50 for a single, or £5.00 for a Sevenoaks Day Ticket. For Young Passengers under 19 years old the fare will be £1.50.

Return, weekly and 10-Trip tickets will be withdrawn.