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Timetable Changes from 19th June 2017

At The Kings Ferry we constantly monitor the performance of each of our commuter services to check timetable accuracy, service popularity and route suitability. This allows us to ensure that our services cover the areas and are scheduled at the times most relevant to our customers. 

Through this process we have identified that services on some routes are consistently underutilised. Therefore we plan to remove one AM 721 and 750 service and one PM 719 and 750 service. We have also introduced additional pick-up points for our 715 service in the Twydall and Rainham areas. Plus we have retimed our 785b service in line with recent customer feedback. All of these changes will be effective from Monday 19th June 2017.
 
For full details on these changes plus alterations to the timings of some of our other services please click below. 
 

New Route: 728
Chatham & Rochester to London

We are excited to announce another brand new route! The 728 service will pick-up from selected strategic points across Chatham Town Centre and Rochester. The two services will then join the M2 and travel into London to serve stops including Canary Wharf, the City, Victoria Embankment and Westminster.
 
The 728 is the latest addition to the list of route options available to our customers and will give you even more choice when planning your journey with us. Our new 728 is due to start from Monday 19th June 2017 and the full timetable can be viewed from the route list above.
 

Timetables: From 19th June 2017

 700    Mierscourt, Wigmore, Hempstead, Bluebell Hill View
 715    Hempstead, Wigmore View
 716    Chatham Hill, Luton, Princes Park, Lordswood, BB Hill View
 717    Chatham Hill, Luton, Churchill Ave, City Way, Bluebell Hill View
 719    Hempstead, Lordswood, Walderslade, Bluebell Hill View
 720    Rainham, Parkwood, Wigmore View
 721    Rainham, Parkwood, Wigmore View
 722   Sovereign Qtr, Gillingham, St Mary’s island, Wainscott View
 723    Bean, BB Hill, Rainham, Lordswood, Sonora, Iwade, Sheppey View
 725    Canary Flyer: Park & Ride sites, Sonora, Iwade, Sheppey View
 728    Gillingham, Chatham Town Centre, Rochester, Borstal NEW View
 750    Sheppey, Iwade, Sonora, Medway Services View
 751    Sittingbourne, Milton, Key St, Medway Services View
 774   Maidstone, Penenden Heath, Grove Green, Weavering View
 785    Aylesford, Ditton, Larkfield, Lunsford & Leybourne View

 

Top Large Fleet Operator of the Year 2017

Ian Fraser collecting the Top Large Fleet Operator of the Year 2017award

We are delighted to announce that The Kings Ferry have yet again been award a top coach industry award.

The UK Coach Awards, held in Manchester is a showpiece event, seen as one of the most prestigious within the coaching community. It raises the profile of coaches and the role they play in encouraging participation, performance and excellence. Awards are made following a public nomination process and decision by a judging panel of coaching experts from all four Home Countries. Winners of local and Home Country Awards are also short-listed automatically. There are eight award categories for coaches and three for awards in support of coaching, plus the overall title of UK Coach of the Year.

Last year The Kings Ferry were crowned UK Coach Coach Operator of the Year, and were nominated as a finalist again this year. We were awarded the Gold Award for Top Large Coach Operator of the Year and subsequently entered into the grand final draw for the UK Coach Operator of the Year, of which we won the Silver Award. A successful year capped off with a successful night.

Ian Fraser Managing Director of The Kings Ferry said "Being awarded Top Large Operator once again is a testament to everyone's hard work and commitment at The Kings Ferry. I'm so proud of what we have achieved so far and look forward to a bright future ahead. I also want to say congratulations to Mayne's of Buckie who claimed the Gold Award for UK Coach Operator of the Year"

You can view all the other award finalists and winners on the awards website here

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