Park and Ride open for business


Maidstone Borough Council is reminding visitors to the town centre the Arriva Park and Ride service is operating at both the London Road and Willington Street sites.

Buses are running into town from both sites every 25 minutes Monday to Saturday for shoppers as well as those needing to get into town for work.

 

It is safe to use as Arriva have introduced a variety of social distancing measures including the government requirement to wear a facemask on all public transport. Full details of all the social distancing and additional cleaning measures can be found online at www.arrivabus.co.uk and are clearly signposted on buses.

 

Cllr Martin Cox, Leader of Maidstone Borough Council said: “The Park and Ride service is fantastic, its stress-free, you can park your car all day and not worry about finding a parking space. It’s much better for the environment and helps keep the town centre less congested. It is a great service and we are lucky to have it here in Maidstone.”

 

Arriva Area Managing Director Oliver Monahan said: “We would like to welcome passengers back to this essential service connecting people to the town centre whilst supporting local businesses.

 

“The safety of our passengers and colleagues is of the utmost importance to us and in addition to these current measures in place, we continue to operate in line with the latest government advice to ensure bus travel is clean, safe and ready for you.

 

“You can plan and track your journey or buy tickets easier than ever on the new Arriva Bus app which is free to download and use.

 

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff and our customers for their continued support and encouragement of our bus workers during this time, it is a pleasure for us to be able to serve our local communities”

 

The cost of a ticket starts from £2 or a weekly adult pass is £12.50.

 

To buy a ticket visit the Arriva website: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/buy-tickets/region/kent-and-surrey/zone/asc009


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