Arriva Southern Counties

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Arriva Southern Counties
Arriva Medway Towns Wright StreetLite at Chatham Waterfront bus station in January 2012
ParentArriva UK Bus
FoundedNovember 1986
Service areaEast Sussex
West Sussex
Service typeBus services
OperatorArriva Guildford & West Surrey
Arriva Kent & Sussex
Arriva Kent Thameside
Arriva Medway Towns
Arriva Southend

Arriva Southern Counties is a bus company. It is a division of Arriva, which operates services in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.

It is made up of Arriva Guildford & West Surrey,[1] Arriva Kent & Sussex,[2] Arriva Kent Thameside,[3] Arriva Medway Towns[4] and Arriva Southend.[5]

Divisions[change | change source]

Arriva Guildford & West Surrey[change | change source]

Arriva Guildford & West Surrey operate in parts of West Sussex and Surrey. Buses go to Redhill, Weybridge, Horsham and Camberley.

Arriva Kent Thameside[change | change source]

Arriva Kent Thameside operate in parts of Kent. Buses go to Bluewater shopping centre, Dartford, Orpington, Greenhithe, Gravesend.

Fastrack[change | change source]

Fastrack bus in Dartford in August 2015

Arriva Kent Thameside also operate two Fastrack services, The buses serve Route A from Dartford and to Bluewater Shopping Centre, and Route B from Temple Hill to Gravesend. The buses used are Wright StreetLites. The buses are painted light purple and dark purple.

Arriva Medway Towns[change | change source]

Arriva Medway Towns operate in the Medway Towns and parts of Kent. Buses go to the Medway Towns, Bluewater shopping centre and Gravesend.

Arriva Southend[change | change source]

Arriva Soundend operate in Essex. Buses go to Southend-On-Sea, Rochford and Hadleigh.

Arriva Sapphire[change | change source]

Arriva Southern Counties operates two Sapphire routes in Kent, These buses have luxury seats, free WIFI, charging points (to charge your laptop or phone), display screens to show what stops are next and CCTV screens,

The buses serve route 101 from Gillingham to Maidstone [6][7] and routes 480 and 490 from Valley Drive to Dartford.[8][9] The buses used are Alexander Dennis Enviro400[6] and Wright StreetLite. The buses are painted light blue and dark blue.

References[change | change source]

  1. Companies House extract company no 2536462 Arriva Guildford & West Surrey Limited formerly Guildford & West Surrey Buses Limited
  2. Companies House extract company no 114841 Arriva Kent & Surrey Limited formerly Arriva Kent & Sussex Limited formerly The Maidstone & District Motor Services Limited
  3. Companies House extract company no 2005266 Arriva Kent Thameside Limited formerly Kentish Bus & Coach Limited formerly London Country Bus (South East) Limited
  4. Companies House extract company no 3943257 Arriva Medway Towns Limited
  5. Companies House extract company no 1992873 Arriva Southend Limited formerly Southend Transport Limited
  6. 6.0 6.1 Peat, Chris (10 September 2014). "Arriva launches premium Sapphire service on 101". Bus&Coachbuyer. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  7. "Arriva Sapphire - 101 Timetable". Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  8. Matthews, Alex (3 October 2014). "Arriva invest more than £2 million on 490 and 480 buses running in Gravesend and Dartford". KentOnline. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  9. "Arriva Sapphire - 480/490 Timetable". Retrieved 10 December 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

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