Go-Coach becomes Sevenoaks area’s main operator

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A Go-Coach Optare Versa, Solo SR and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter celebrating Remembrance Day last October. DARREN WALKER

The operator also won a KCC tender for three buses on a route previously operated by Autocar earlier this month

Arriva Southern Counties withdrew its Sevenoaks town services routes 1 and 2 on 8 April. Go-Coach is now subsequently the major network operator for the Sevenoaks area.

Go-coach now operates all the services in and around Sevenoaks with the exception of Arriva 306/8 to Gravesend and the 402 to Tunbridge Wells.

Austin Blackburn, Managing Director of Go-Coach, said: “I am so very proud of the hard work that all my staff have put in to making us the main operator in the area. We are almost unique in that we are an independent bus company that is the network operator of a town just outside London. It was amazing how positive the passengers were to us operating these routes.”

This April, Go-Coach has also won a KCC tender for three buses on routes 208/9 previously operated by Autocar. At the launch of the new services go-coach staff were at the Sevenoaks Bus Station handing out drinks, cupcakes and any help the public needed.


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