Alteration of the ARRIVA 402 bus route from Weald of Kent to Tunbridge Wells

Dear Parents and Carers

It has come to our attention that the ARRIVA 402 bus route to Tunbridge Wells has been altered and no longer picks up from outside Weald of Kent Grammar School. We as a school were not notified that this was happening. We have voiced our concern to ARRIVA about the unacceptable lack of communication about this change and the subsequent ramifications that this has had on our students’ journeys.

The following options are now available for our students who would have caught the 402. These services all pick up from the lay-by outside Weald of Kent and go via Tonbridge Railway Station, where they will have to change for either the 402 or 7 services:

Bus 219 – 15.47 & 16.00

Bus 2148A – 15.58

Bus 148 – 15.50

An alternative for the students is to walk down to Quarry Rise bus stop and catch the 402 or no. 7 bus services from there.

Arriva have apologised for this oversight, and the issues that their lack of communication have subsequently caused.

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