New Chalkwell commuter service in the works

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Chalkwell parks up its commuter coaches at Abellio’s Battersea depot once they arrive in London
Chalkwell parks up its commuter coaches at Abellio’s Battersea depot once they arrive in London

Long-established commuter operator Chalkwell of Sittingbourne is introducing a new service between Kings Hill and London.

For some time the firm has been actively involved in researching a commuter service from Kings Hill. This development has now been brought forward following an announcement regarding expected parking restrictions affecting a council-owned car park on the A20 – opposite the Town Hill coach stop – which is used by some of its regular passengers.

Due to the potential inconvenience caused to commuters who use this car park to catch one of Chalkwell’s six daily commuter coaches, the operator has sent a questionnaire by email to all commuters likely to be affected by the expected restrictions.

Passengers have been asked a short series of questions regarding pick up points, journey times, destination in London and evening departure from the capital.

Chalkwell said answers to its questionnaire will benefit the majority of customers who would like future travel from Kings Hill and West Malling Station to London.

In addition, it is asking whether existing customers who board the Chalkwell commuter services in Maidstone would be interested in joining one of the Maidstone commuter coaches on either Tonbridge Road or Queens Road.

Chalkwell added it will announce full details on its new Kings Hill service and timetable shortly.