Chalkwell commenced operating the HS7 and HS8 school buses from Pluckley and Egerton to Homewood School in September 2019. Since this time we have been able to identify a few improvements, with changes to the routes and timetable coming into effect on 11th November 2019.
The HS7 service will start on the A20 in Charing, opposite Thatchell Drive at 0755 and will then stop opposite Charing Station and in Pluckley before progressing to Smarden, the Bell, then Biddenden and on to the school.
The HS8 will serve Charing Heath, Egerton and Pluckley and the railway station before progressing to Smarden, Biddenden and then on to the school. Customers who board in Egerton and Charing Heath need to bear in mind that the bus will serve this part of the route the opposite way round to how it has worked previously, with associated timing changes.
The new timetable can be found here.
These changes should also ensure that vehicle capacity is distributed in the appropriate areas.