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Parking Office Closure

The parking office currently located at the Civic Centre, Strood, will be closing on Friday, 21 July. The service will reopen for permit exchanges only on Monday, 24 July at: Travel Information Centre, Waterfront Way, Chatham.

Parking vouchers can be purchased at all Medway Community Hubs.

For more information regarding Penalty Charge Notices and permit enquiries refer to the Parking and Fines page or call our helpline on 01634 332 266 (Mon - Thur 8am - 5.15pm; Fri 8am - 5pm).

New pay and display charges

Pay and display parking charges will increase in Medway from 3 April 2017. Find out what the new charges are.



July 24- Arethusa Road closed at City Way junction from 24 July- 21 August

Due to Arethusa Road being closed for Gas main works between 24 July and 21 August at the City Way junction the 145 will divert as follows:-

As now to St Williams Way then Fairlead Road, Fleet Road, The Fairway, The Tideway and Arethusa Road with the Orion Road journeys continuing round the loop.

With this diversion all stops between The George and Arethusa Road will not be served. 145 service to Chatham unaffected.

July 24 - Open Bus Tour returns

From 24 July-3 September Medway's Open Top bus tour returns. Hop on and off all day long as you explore Medway's tourist attractions. The bus runs from 11am until 4pm every day, travelling between Rochester Visitor Information Centre, Rochester Castle, Chatham Bus Station, Fort Amherst, Royal Engineers Museum, Dockside Outlet Centre, Historic Dockyard, and back to Chatham Bus Station and Rochester.

Tickets cost £3.75 for adults and £2.50 for children and seniors citizens. Please note that English National Concessionary Passes are not accepted on this service.

Download the Open Top Bus timetable here (2383KB pdf file)

July 24 - Changes to the Nu-Venture 130/131 service

From July 24 there are some timetable changes on the 130/131 timetable. This includes the retiming of journeys to a more even spread during the day. Some journeys have been removed which had very low patronage such as the 0716 from Maidstone to Twydall. All journeys now terminate at Twydall Shops rather than the Will Adams Centre in Beechings Way. The new timetable can be downloaded here

July 24 - New 183 service to operate between Twydall, Hazlemere Drive, Grange Road, Gillingham Green to Asda.

A new three times a day service Monday to Friday will start from July 24 from Twydall to Asda at Gillingham Pier. The service will run from Twydall via Goudhurst Road, Eastcourt Lane, Beechings Way, A289, Lower Rainham Road (Hastings Arms), Plantation Road, Hazlemere Estate, Grange Road, Gillingham Green, Church Street, A289 to Asda. A full timetable and map can be downloaded here.

Nu-Venture are operating the service.

July 23 - Minor Changes to Arriva Timetables.

Please note that from Sunday 23 July there are minor timing changes to the following Arriva services- 113, 116, 120, 121, 132, 140, 141, 145, 166, 182, 191, 700. New timetables can be downloaded on our bus timetables page.

Services 145 & 142 - Being diverted due to road closure in Delce Road

Due to a building collapse in Delce Road which has lead to a complete closure of the road, buses 142, and 145 are currently being diverted.

Nu-Venture service 142 is being diverted via City Way, to St Williams Way, then to normal route at Fairlead Road. A temporary bus stop will be set up at the junction of Fairlead Road and St Williams Way.

Arriva service 145  is being diverted via City Way, Onslow Road to Delce Road then back on normal route.

These diversions are to take place until further notice.

Bank holidays

Chatham Waterfront Bus Station is open whenever buses are running, but some routes will have a more limited service on bank holidays (GOV.UK). Contact the bus operator in the first instance.

Connected Kent and Medway Smartcard

The Connected Kent and Medway Smartcard is a new way to pay for travel on certain operators' buses instead of cash. Find out more and apply for a card.

Discovery Ticket

Find out about the new Discovery Bus Ticket which will give you and your family unlimited bus travel across Medway, Kent and the South of England.