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Stagecoach Timetable Changes

Please see timetable change information from the Stagecoach website below.

Ashford timetable changes

From 25 February 2019

Affecting routes A, B, C, D, AD, 515 & 519

From Monday 25 February we’re making changes to some timetables to help with reliability.

Traffic congestion is the biggest challenge we face as a bus operator and we recognise that you want confidence that buses will run on time. Journey times have increased over the years due to more traffic on the roads and slower average road speeds. In Ashford route C buses have been particularly affected. In the past 10 years, journey times between the hospital and town centre have increased by up to 50%.

Another problem in Ashford has been sporadic and variable congestion caused by road works and road closures. Unfortunately it's very difficult to plan for this but we can make changes that help our services become more resilient to these conditions and cope better with the general rise in congestion. We’re doing this by pulling in some additional resource (this includes extra buses) without any financial support from outside Stagecoach. We’re also allowing buses more time to complete their journeys and have longer to recover when needed.

We hope these changes will make a real difference to the reliability of your service, but we continue to call upon local, county and highway authorities to do more to reduce traffic levels in urban areas, improve traffic flow and encourage sustainable transport.

Route A
Revised times on Mondays to Fridays late afternoon and early evening.
Minor changes to Saturday mornings.
No changes to Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Route B
Revised timetable on Mondays to Fridays. 
An extra bus will be used to allow more time for buses to complete their journeys and have longer recovery times between journeys.
No changes to Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Route C
Revised timetable on Mondays to Fridays. 
An extra bus will be used to allow more time for buses to complete their journeys and have longer recovery times between journeys.
Revised Saturday morning timetable.
No changes to Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Route D
Minor changes to Monday to Friday journeys in the late afternoon and early evening.
Minor changes to Saturday mornings.
No changes to Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Route AD
Minor changes to morning journeys on Mondays to Fridays.
Revised Saturday morning timetable.
No changes to Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Routes 515 & 519

The morning journeys to Towers School will operate up to 5 minutes earlier.

 

Source: Stagecoach website

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