Bus services to and from Peters Village will double in frequency to two an hour after the coronavirus emergency.
The enhanced 155 Service operated by Arriva between the Medway Towns and Maidstone will also include a peak hours shuttle service between Peters Village and Snodland Station - three in the morning and three in the afternoon - to link with high-speed trains into London.
These new arrangements would have launched on 19 April, but the national lockdown and ‘travel only in exceptional cases’ ruling has now prevented this; funded by Peters Village developer Trenport and overseen by Kent County Council, they are now pledged to start as soon as possible after the emergency.
A KCC spokesman confirmed: “All partners are keen to introduce the improved service as soon as practically possible, so a new date will be established once the Government social distancing measures have been lifted.”
The timetable will be published here as soon as it is available and will detail two slightly different bus routes via Peters Village during each hour.
One will follow the existing 155 route in and out of Peters Village via the Hall Road Greenway, to and from Wouldham via Worrall Drive and Keepers Cottage Lane. This then stops in Wouldham via Knowle Road. This is the route shown in the Peters Village Travel Plan, which can be viewed and downloaded at https://petersvillage.co.uk/page/travel-plan
The second and newer route comes in and out of Peters Village via New Court Road from Burham and in and out of Wouldham via School Lane.
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