ArrivaClick continued its regional growth by adding Ebbsfleet in Kent on Monday 30 November. Launching in partnership with and funded by residential homebuilders Redrow and Henley Camland, landowner of Whitecliffe, Arriva will provide a new flexible bus service that can be booked when required, providing flexible and cost effective public transport with the convenience of a private taxi.
As part of the development of 15,000 homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City residents and visitors will benefit from a new and more sustainable way of getting around, reducing the need for private car ownership.
The service can book booked via the ArrivaClick app powered by technology from ViaVan. Rides are booked directly from a smartphone by selecting a pick up and drop off location.
The service will run seven days a week starting at 0600hrs and operating through to 0100hrs, except on Sunday when services will stop at midnight. Fares start from £1 and are based on trip distance. Weekly passes and credit bundles are also available.
To celebrate the launch ArrivaClick is launching a special offer with first ride free and an additional 30% discount for concessionary pass holders who book through the App.
Adam Toone, Business Development Director at Arriva UK Bus, said: “We’re excited to be working with both Redrow and Henley Camland with the support of Kent County Council to launch ArrivaClick to the local Ebbsfleet
Garden City community. ArrivaClick will enable on demand commuter connectivity like never before, whilst providing the satisfaction of a greener way to travel.”
Ebbsfleet is the fourth region to receive this demand responsive transport solution, it having been first introduced by Arriva in Liverpool in 2017. Arriva will provide up to three minibuses, seating up to 15 people (currently a reduced capacity of six to ensure social distancing), operating within a defined operating zone. All minibuses are fully accessible, with space for pushchairs and front kerbside double door access and a low-level fold-out wheelchair ramp. Passengers can pre-register as a wheelchair user.