Message from Nu-Venture
Bus 58 links the ‘BART’ parishes, Leybourne, West & East Malling with Maidstone Hospital and Maidstone. The daytime and Saturdays service is financially supported by Kent County Council and Nu-Venture has once again operated the service in recent months, following the termination of the contract with the previous operator.
We have been delighted to renew our acquaintance with the route and its regular passengers, and we have strived to make the service as reliable as possible. The timetable attached is to be introduced on 21 Mayand builds on our experience on the route since we resumed its operation in late-November 2017. We aim to operate as reliably as possible and feel that the tweaks to the timetable will help us to achieve this, including allowing buses longer to complete certain parts of the journey to account for current traffic and congestion.
The new timetable brings no substantial change to the level of service offered but there are detailed changes to many individual times.
At school times only, the service will be re-numbered 558 (reflecting the slight differences in route at these times of day).
The new timetable is with our printers currently and our website http://www.nu-venture.co.uk will shortly show both the current and the new times.
Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you have any comments or suggestions on this and our other bus services in the locality, some of which (eg Bus 77 between West Malling/Kings Hill/Tonbridge and the 123 West Malling Station/Kings Hill link at peak times) also have changes in May when rail times at West Malling change substantially.