Maidstone feeder service

In summer 2019 we are launching 5 public transport pilot schemes designed to improve the accessibility and sustainability of rural public transport in Kent.

The pilots were first introduced to the public as part of our Big Conversation public consultation during July 2018.

Rural transport pilot scheme for Maidstone

KCC currently supports services 13 and 59 in Maidstone. We are proposing to revise these services to become feeder buses which provide more frequent journeys for the villages currently served.

To enable this, the number 13 and 59 buses would no longer go all the way into Maidstone. Instead, passengers would change onto frequent buses into Maidstone or Tenterden at Morrisons, Sutton Road.

The Maidstone pilot scheme will serve:

  • Chart Sutton
  • Grafty Green
  • Hollingbourne
  • Kingswood
  • Langley
  • Leeds
  • Boughton Monchelsea
  • Otham
  • Parkwood Morrisons
  • Ulcombe

The new interchange will offer shelter and a real time departure information board.

The 13 and 59 school services will continue unchanged during the pilot.

A public consultation will take place from 22 January to 19 February 2019 to gather feedback on the proposed changes.

Timetables, routes and fares will be confirmed closer to the launch of the scheme in 2019.