16th September 2019: 14:05hrs.
Good afternoon! Currently all services are running on time.
2nd September 2019: 16:10hrs Service 620.
There are temporary traffic lights on Nackington Lane in Canterbury until Wednesday 4th September which might cause delays to service 620 – especially when the schools go back in tomorrow (3rd September).
2nd September 2019: 15:55hrs Margate area.
Our services in Margate are being affected by heavy traffic on the Seafront going into the town. Service 35 and 36 are running anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes late.
2nd September 2019: 0915hrs. 541 Service.
Service 541 is currently on diversion in Kingsdown due to Glen Road and The Rise being closed. All services are currently operating via Kingsdown Road, Undercliff Road and Old Stairs Road into Victoria Road then returning via Upper Street, Cliff Road and Kingsdown Road.
30th August 2019: 15:20hrs.
Both buses on the 36 service are running between 15 and 20 minutes late due to heavy traffic in Birchington and Margate.
28th August 2019: 10:50hrs.
Service 35 is currently running 15 minutes late due to heavy traffic in Margate.
28th August 2019: 08:40hrs.
All services currently running to time.
21st August 2019: 09:00hrs. Service 36.
Service 36 is currently on diversion in Herne Bay and is currently unable to serve Queens Roundabout or Mickleburgh Hill due to a burst water main. The diversion is Beltinge Road and Dence Park in both directions then back onto normal line of route. This will be finished by tomorrow.
21st August 2019: 07:25hrs.
Good morning from all at Regent Coaches. All our buses are currently leaving the bus garage on time.
14th August 2019:10:45hrs. Service 638.
638 is now running to normal route via Hernhill, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staple Street and Boughton following completion of the road works.
13th August 2019: 10:50.
Currently all services are running to time.
12th August 2019: 14:00. Service 638
The 638 service is currently unable to serve Hernhill, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staple Street and Boughton due to the closure of Church Hill between Godfrey’s Grave and Staple Street. The closest we can serve Hernhill is currently Godfrey’s Grave. Diversion is via Kemsdale Road and Thanet Way to Brenley Corner then normal line of route.
This diversion is expected to be in place until tomorrow (Tuesday 13th August.).
8th August 2019: 17:10hrs. Service 541
The 541 service will be unable to serve The Rise at Kingsdown on Friday 9th August, Monday 12th August, Tuesday 13th August and Friday 16th August due to SGN Gas Replacement roadworks which have closed the junction of The Rise and Glen Road.The 541 will operate via Ringwould and Ringwould Road to Victoria Road and will stop at the TOP END of The Rise. Please signal clearly to the driver when you see the bus coming. This particular diversion is in place until 16th August and will affect the running times on this service.
8th August 2019: 11:30hrs. Service 638.
Service 638 is currently experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes due to an earlier problem with the bus which is now resolved.
8th August 2019: 11:25hrs. Service 36.
Currently the 11:05hrs service 36 from the QEQM is running 31 minutes late due to the diversion at Hillborough and traffic congestion. The other bus is currently running 10 minutes late again, due to traffic and the Hillborough diversion.
7th August 2019: 16:10hrs. Service 36.
Good news is that the Virgin Media works have taken down the traffic lights in Birchington and after a bit of bus swapping by your Regent Coaches team service 36 is back to time give or take 5 minutes. Remember the 36 is still on diversion at Hillborough until the end of this week. We are currently unable to serve the bus stops at Barnes Way, Hillborough School and May Street Cross.
7th August 2019 11:55hrs. Service 36.
Another day of delays on service 36 unfortunately. Both buses are running between 20 and 40 minutes late due to the diversion at Hilborough as well as the Virgin Media Roadworks in Birchington. The Birchington roadworks are due to be taken down at some point today whilst the diversion at Hillborough is in place until Friday 9th August. We have just sent out another bus to try and put the service back to time. This will form the 11:58hrs service from The Broadway at Herne Bay.
6th August 2019 12:45hrs. Service 36
Both buses on the service 36 are currently running between 20 and 30 minutes late due to the road closure at Hillborough and Virgin Media Roadworks in Birchington.
31st July2019 16:05hrs. Service 36.
Currently the 15:05 36 service from Margate QEQM to Herne Bay is running 35 minutes late due to traffic and roadworks. We have sent out another bus to help ease it back on time this being the 15:58service from The Broadway to Margate QEQM which is currently on time.
31st July 2019 11:50hrs. Service 36.
Service 36 is currently running 5-10 minutes late due to the road closure at Hillborough.
31st July 2019 11:50hrs Service 541.
The Rise/Glen Road is currently closed at Kingsdown Primary School until 16th August. Service 541 is currently unable to serve Liverpool Road, Glen Road or The Rise. The diversion route will operate via Ringwold, Ringwold Road and Chalk Hill Road then on to Victoria Road as normal. Passengers who would normally board at the school should wait at the top of The Rise and signal clearly to the driver.
30th July 2019: 14:40hrs Service 36.
Service 36 is currently experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes due to temporary traffic lights in Herne Bay and a road closure in Hillborough.
The traffic lights should be gone by tomorrow (31st July) but the road closure at Sweechbridge Road Hillborough will be in force until 9th August. During this time the 36 will be unable to serve Barnes Way, Hillborough School and May Street Cross bus stops and will be on diversion through Beltinge.
544 Service Wednesday 25th September 2019.
Service 544 may experience some disruption due to a road closure at Wingham between 23rd September – 27th September 2019. . This is being closed because of electricity works on Staple Road. On Wednesday 25th September 544 service will operate via A257, Shatterling and Ash between Staple and Wingham.
Please note that most schools return tomorrow from the school holidays. As a result the roads will be busier between 07:00 to 09:30 and 14:30 to 16:30. Please expect delays to some of our journeys. Also our school service timetable will commence with extra journeys on the 638 and 667 as well as the Bridge Primary School and 954 to Sandwich Technology school starting.
Service 93 Burgoyne Heights.
There will be slight disruption on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 on service 93 as Dover Road between Guston and Burgoyne Heights will be closed due to BT overhead works. Service 93 will operate from Guston via The Lane, Deal Road and the A258 to Burgoyne Heights in both directions. This may make some journeys run slightly later than timetabled.
Service 542 Thursdays Only – Aylesham.
Service 542 is currently unable to serve Aylesham village due to the closure of Aylesham Road near Snowdown. This will be in place until November 2019 and would have an adverse affect on the timetable if we were to take the diversion.
Stalisfield Road, Stalisfield 29th August 2019.
Stalisfield Road at Stalisfield will be closed on 29th August for one day only whilst repairs are made to potholes. Currently we are not totally aware of the section that will be shut but there is a possibility that this will affect the running of our 660 service. Updates to follow.
Faversham Hop Festival Saturday 31st August 2019.
Due to the Faversham Hop Festival on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September various road closures are in place around the town centre. Preston Street and Stone Street will be closed. This will affect the 638 and 660 services on Saturday 31st August which will still be serving Court Street.
Whitstable Town Centre Closure September 2019.
From 30th September 2019 Sea Street in Whitstable will be closed to all traffic for scaffolding to errected against the pub there. the closure will be for 2 weeks. The traffic flow in Harbour Street will be reversed with services 638 and 660 both picking up here but on the opposite side of the road. The 638 with then operate via Cromwell Road back to Oxford Street. The 660 will also operate via Cromwell Road on journeys from Tankerton to Faversham. Tesco Free Bus will operate via Cromwell Road and will pick up at the Harbour bus stop next to the Gorrell Tank Car Park.
Service 541 Kingsdown Diversion.
Just a reminder that the 541 service is currently unable to serve The Rise at Kingsdown due to SGN Gas Replacement roadworks which have closed the junction of The Rise and Glen Road. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays the 541 will operate via Ringwould and Ringwould Road to Victoria Road and will stop at the TOP END of The Rise. Please signal clearly to the driver when you see the bus coming. This particular diversion is in place until 16th August and will affect the running times on this service.
From 16th August until the 28th October the SGN Gas Replacement roadworks will be working in Glen Road which will be closed as a result. The 541 service will again be on diversion and will operate Granville Road, Kingsdown Road (the seafront), Upper Road and then on to The Rise. From The Rise 541 will pick up the normal route to Victoria Road.
Service 36 Margate 12th -14th August.
Kent County Council will be doing highway repairs on Churchfields in Margate between Mill Lane and Charlotte Place (near the pedestrian crossing.). During this time they will be closing the road between 19:00hrs and 07:00hrs overnight. This will affect the 18:04hrs 36 service from The Broadway Herne Bay which leaves Cecil Square 19:05hrs and should arrive at the QEQM Hospital at 19:11hrs as well as the 19:12hrs journey from the QEQM Hospital back to Herne Bay. There may be delays to these services at this time.
638 Hernhill 12th – 14th August.
Kent County Council are planning to carry out road maintenance on Church Hill Hernhill which will mean the road will be closed for these days.. This will affect our 638 with it being unable to serve Mount Ephraim Gardens Staple Street, The Charltons/Bull Lane or Boughton. 638 will serve Hernhill village before turning around and operating out onto the Thanet Way via Godfery’s Grave. This diversion will operate in both directions. Please note: the roadworks are weather dependent and may be reschedueled at short notice if it is raining.
Herne Bay Carnival
This year the carnival is being held on Saturday 10th August. From 18:00hrs various road closures in the town will be in force which might cause delays to the evening 36 services.
638 and 660 Services.
1st to the 9th of August will see several sets of temporary traffic signals on the route of the 638 and 660 within the Whitstable area. Please be prepared for delays to these services during this time.
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