04 Dec 2017
• Services will run throughout the day connecting Canterbury with towns and villages across east Kent
• Smartphone tickets available for ultra-convenience
Bus operator Stagecoach has published timetables for a host of services across east Kent on the day after Christmas Day.
Once again Boxing Day travellers will be able to enjoy ‘a touch of gold’ between Hythe, Folkestone and Canterbury on ‘Gold’ route 16. The hourly service will join a further four bus routes linking the city with coastal towns across the region for the day.
The popular ‘Triangle’ route linking Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay will also operate hourly, ferrying shoppers to and fro on the Wifi equipped buses.
Thanet Loop buses will also be out in force on Boxing Day. Shoppers will be able to catch Loop buses every 20 minutes throughout the day. In addition, Stagecoach’s Wifi enabled ‘Breeze’ buses will be running an hourly route 8 service between Broadstairs and Canterbury (through Margate).
Philip Norwell, managing director of Stagecoach South East said: “We know that on Boxing Day many people want to go shopping, visit friends and relatives or need to get to work. For the last few years we’ve been running services on Boxing Day and we’ve seen more and more people using them. Not everyone wants to get the car out, and travelling by bus is a great opportunity to sit and have a chat with friends and family.”
The company are expecting people to opt for its new mobile tickets this Christmas. Customers will benefit from the convenience of using the Stagecoach Bus App to buy and download day tickets to their smartphone without the need for cash on the bus. M-tickets can be bought and used instantly or purchased in advance.
Festive bus times and Boxing Day timetables are available to view online or by picking up a leaflet on the bus. They’re also available from the travel shop at Canterbury bus station.