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Parking Permits Update:

Permit exchanges only can be dealt with 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).

Online Permits

The launch of the online parking permit system has been delayed while we continue to speak with permit users and seek feedback from the community. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. More information can be found here.

Pay and display charges

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

Christmas and New Year Bus Information

Please download the Christmas and New Year Public Transport arrangements document (781KB pdf file). This gives details of all changes to bus, rail and commuter coaches.

New look crossing points in Chatham Waterfront Bus Station

The previous road markings on the crossing points didn't conform to the standards and features, such asChatham Bus Station beacons, generally associated with zebra crossings. There was confusion as to what type of crossing they were and what was expected of drivers and pedestrians using them.

By removing the markings but retaining the existing crossing points, this confusion has been removed. The new block paving has been laid in with two different colours and in a specific pattern to increase conspicuousness.

In addition to the above, the approach visibility to some of the crossings has been improved via an extension of the platform into the highway and a lowering of the Paddock wall by the crossing point entrance.

Within the bus station all drivers must adhere to a Code of Conduct that, amongst other things, limits speeds and clearly states that the crossing points must be respected at all times.

Service 185- Changes from 22 January 2018

We have been informed by Nu- Venture that they will cease operating the 185 service between Chatham, and the Davis Estate from 22 January 2018. The service which was commercially operated by them suffered from low usage.

Medway Council, and Kent County Council still support early morning, and afternoon journeys, and Saturday journeys on the 185.

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.


Page updated 4 December 2017