Chalkwell is celebrating 20 years of offering commuter services from Sittingbourne to London. It was in July 1993 that the Sittingbourne based operator began providing an alternative choice of commuting to London with three coaches. In 2000, it extended the area it covered to include Rainham. Four and a half years’ ago it commenced running services from Maidstone. The latter had previously been provided by New Enterprise, a subsidiary of Arriva, who chose to re-focus their activities. Today, its London commuter services from Sittingbourne and Rainham involve six vehicles, whilst its routes out of Maidstone and Kings Hill have increased to a PVR of seven. A 06.25 commuter service from Kings Hill via Leybourne is Chalkwell’s latest expansion.
Chalkwell MD, Clive Eglinton, said, ‘Over the last 20 years it has been a great privilege to carry customers to and from London. I believe our commuter services remain exceptionally good value for money with a comprehensive choice of services. We are looking forward to continuing to provide a first class service for the next 20 years and beyond.’