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BUS UPROAR: Rival to Arriva announces new services - Nu-Venture full details

Friday 31st March 2017

BUS company Nu-Venture has announced a number of new and enhanced services which may help to ease the controversial changes by Arriva which has angered passengers, parents, pupils, head teachers and politicians.

The Aylesford-based service said that in April it will run:

Nu-Venture Bus 1 – Gatland Lane/Fant/Maidstone – new hourly off-peak service 1 (Mondays to Fridays) commences 3 April 2017.

Bus 6 – Mascalls Academy/Wateringbury/Barming/Maidstone – Nu-Venture will operate an after-school journey at 1508 from 18 April.

Nu-Venture Buses 23, 26, 26A and 27 – a new timetable commences 3 April 2017; Some journeys will be slightly retimed. During Highways works, bus 23 is not able to serve E/W Farleigh, Yalding, Benover, Laddingford from 10 to 13 April.

New bus services 22 and 25 will serve Gallants Lane, East Farleigh.

Nu-Venture Bus 77 – new, limited Mondays to Fridays service West Malling/Kings Hill/Mereworth/Tonbridge (some journeys to/from Tunbridge Wells) and including school buses 148/148A between W Malling /Kings Hill/Tonbridge. See new timetable leaflet.

Nu-Venture Bus 78 – from 3 April during roadworks, unable to serve North St/Heath Rd/Beverley Rd. (Times at Barming ‘Bull’ unchanged)

Nu-Venture Bus 79A 79C serving Palace Wood/Allington – minor changes to bus times from 18 April. Bus 79A will be diverted away from Grace Avenue but will still serve Tintern Road.

Nu-Venture Bus 130 – route into Maidstone continues to be altered temporarily during road works. Buses TO MAIDSTONE operate from Boxley Road via Holland Rd/Sittingbourne Rd to King Street, NOT SERVING MAIDSTONE EAST STATION. Buses from Maidstone are unaltered - but may be subject to delays because of road works.

Nu-Venture Bus 151 – SATURDAYS from 8 April - Extended to operate beyond Kings Hill to/from Mereworth; timetable completely revised. Very minor changes to the Mondays to Fridays service.

Mondays to Saturdays Evenings Bus 155 introduced serving Chatham – Borstal – Wouldham – Burham – Eccles – Aylesford – Maidstone.

Nu-Venture Bus 277 282 283 285 - Tunbridge Wells area – revised times from 3 April