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Changes to bus services
||Due to a building collapse in Delce Road, Rochester 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.
From Monday 27 March there will be changes to the 185
service. There will be amendments to times of the service
running between Chatham Waterfront and Pattens Lane and Davis
Also from March 27 the 185 will no longer be running between
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station and Asda at Gillingham Pier due to
lack of usage.
During Monday to Friday daytimes the 185 service is operated
commercially by Nu-Venture. It is supported by Medway Council in
the early morning and evenings, and all day Saturday.
The new 185 timetable from
March 27 can be downloaded.
Chatham Bus Station
Improvement works to upgrade the current crossing points at
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station will start on 20
February 2017 (off peak between 7pm - 5am). The works
will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. For the
protection of the public and the workforce there will be some
road closures and a diversion route in place.
There will temporary closures of:
- Waterfront Way at the junction with Globe Lane/Medway
- Medway Street at the junction with Globe Lane/Waterfront
The roads will not be closed at the same time, and a signed
diversion will be in place whenever there are road closures. Please
note that buses may operate from different stands while works are
Timetable are available on our bus services page
As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network
Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide
more space, improved connections to more destinations and more
reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open
during the work.
Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train
services as major track work takes place around London Bridge
station. There will be enginnering work throughout
this period that may affect your journey into and out of
London, as well as around Kent, so check the
For more details call their customer services team on
0345 322 7021 (calls are charged at a
local rate and may be recorded) or Textphone 0800 783
4548 (for the hearing impaired)
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 Kent and Medway Connected Smartcard is a new way to pay for
travel on certain buses instead of cash. It can
be used on only:
- ASD Coaches
- County Connect
- Farleigh Coaches
- Go Coach
Please note the smartcard is not accepted on Arriva
For more information on the scheme please visit our visit the
PlusBus is a discount price bus pass that you can buy with your
train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office, or online.
It can also be bought from self service machines at selected
Within Medway PlusBus gives you unlimited bus travel on
Arriva and Nu-Venture around the whole area. There are no peak
period restrictions, so you can hop-on and hop-off buses as much as
you like all day.
For more details on Medway PlusBus please
visit the PlusBus website.
Find out about
the new Discovery Bus Ticket which will give you and your
family unlimited travel across Medway, Kent and the South of