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Changes to bus services
||As of 15 December the 703 service has stopped running. This is
due to County Connect ceasing operations with immediate
From 9 January 2017 there will be an amendment
to Nu-Venture bus services 172, 173 and 175 which serve Chatham,
Strood, Frindsbury Wainscott, and Lodge Hill.
The aim of the new timetable is to improve reliability, and
punctuality to journeys across the whole service throughout the
- During off-peak periods on Mondays to
Fridays, the new service pattern will continue to provide for
hourly buses via Salters Cross/Rede Court Road (bus 172), hourly at
Frindsbury (bus 175), half-hourly at Brompton Farm Road/Wainscott
(buses 172/175) and hourly at Lodge Hill (bus 172 & 175
together with the existing ASD service 197 in the early morning and
afternoon – this is unaffected). This rearrangement gives
both the 172 and 175 more running time in the Strood area, and -
for the 172 - recovery time at the end of its route at
Wainscott to ensure that buses can remain punctual.
- Lodge Hill Chattenden will have 7 journeys to
and from Lodge Hill Monday to Friday. Saturdays will have 5
journeys in each direction with the 172 & 173.
- Strood Watling Street will have 6
journeys into Chatham, and 5 journeys to Strood Monday to Friday,
and Saturdays 5 into Chatham and 4 towards Strood with the
- Cooling Road will have 8 journeys to
Chatham and 9 towards Liberty Park Monday to Friday, and 5 in each
direction on Saturdays with the 175
The simplification of services will see the
use of route numbers 174 and 192 disappear.
Please download the new
timetable (109KB pdf file)
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.
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