New Arriva service
Arriva is now running an additional service between Maidstone town centre and Maidstone Hospital, giving new links from London Road and Allington to the hospital. Service 60 operates hourly during the off-peak period on Mondays to Fridays and adds to the operator’s existing network of services to the hospital. The new service is being provided in partnership with the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and will not only establish a link between Allington and the hospital but will also increase the number of buses serving Hermitage Lane, as well as giving an extra bus between Maidstone town centre and the hospital.
Arriva’s Regional Publicity Manager, Richard Lewis, said, ‘A good working relationship has been built with the NHS Trust and we have been developing the service between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals which we took over as an NHS staff service last September but which is now available to the general public. Service 60 will help to meet demand for a link from London Road to Maidstone Hospital and we hope that people will find it useful.’