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New 13A Bus for Hollingbourne – from the 24th July 2023

Please note the updated bus route in place for Hollingbourne from the 24th July 2023 to January 2024, which is when the Leeds Village is closed off for the South East Water works.

There is a slight tweak to the timetable, and the early morning bus from the Hollingbourne Church Approach is at 7.12, from the 29th August 2023.  The timetable reads as follows:

 

13a buses update

 

Nu-Venture Coaches have advised:

“During major road works on the narrow B2163, Nu-Venture bus 13 will be unable to access its normal route through Leeds from 24 July until January next year. The village itself will now be left without buses for the duration as there are no safe places nearby which are capable of safely accommodating turning buses.

However, in co-operation with the utility undertaking the works there, a temporary solution has been devised whereby Bus 13 will continue on a shorter route, between Langley Heath, Otham and Maidstone.  To serve the outer end of the route at Hollingbourne and Eyhorne Street, a temporary shuttle bus 13A will operate to and from Maidstone Town Centre via an alternative direct route.

‘We carefully explored the possibility to turn the 13 bus around at a safe point in Leeds away from the roadworks’ explained Norman Kemp, Director of Nu-Venture ‘but we did not come up with a suitable location, so, regretfully, Leeds will miss the bus for the duration of the closure.  However, we’re pleased that we’ve come up with a solution which will mean that Hollingbourne residents still get a bus service in their village.  Past closures at Leeds allowed the bus to get close to the village but the location of these works prevents that’.

The temporary timetable will be at the Nu-Venture website from 17 July.  This gives Langley Heath residents the opportunity for four return trips to and from Maidstone on Mondays to Fridays, and three round trips for Hollingbourne villagers.”

The Parish Council is very glad that Nu Venture Coaches can continue its excellent service for the residents of Hollingbourne, and thank them very much for their efforts in this matter.

For a full copy of the 13/13A bus timetable please find the document below:

13A Bus from Hollingbourne from the 24.7.23 update

For regular updates from Nu-Venture Coaches with regards to the bus services and travel updates, please see their website by clicking the button below.

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