Lower Bus Fares for Swale Youths and Adults



Fares for bus travellers of all ages within Swale have been slashed by up to a third, Sittingbourne-based Chalkwell announce today.

At the same time, the local operator will be launching two additional buses which have been refurbished at a total cost of over £50k.

The new lower fares, which will be introduced from April 1, see the price of Youth Travel for 11-19 year olds down to just £2.50 a day or £10 for seven days.

Prices of Chalkwell Adult Savers will be just £4 a day or £15 for seven days.

Chalkwell say these tickets can be used an unlimited number of times per day or week, and can be bought on bus direct from the driver.

Adults can also purchase four-week tickets for £52, and Annual tickets at £540.

Young people wishing to travel to the Medway Towns from Swale on a 326/327 service will benefit from lower fares of £3.50 a day or £14 for seven days for Youth 11-19, with Adult Saver fares at £5.50 per day or £20 for seven days.

Chalkwell also announce a new family ticket of £11 a day. This can be used for groups of up to four people comprising two adults and two children, or one adult and three children.

Said the operator’s Commercial Director Roland Eglinton: “In terms of a percentage cut, it is up to a third. And with these exciting new lower fares there is even more incentive for people to use Chalkwell bus services.

“The lower fares and services cover Sittingbourne, Sheppey and the surroundings areas.

“Our school services are very popular and convenient and with these lower fares we expect even more people to switch to travelling with us rather than using the car or other forms of public transport.”

To complement these new fares initiatives, Chalkwell has put two extra buses on the road.

Added Roland: “These additional buses have been fully refurbished at a total cost of over £50k. They have ramps at the front for pushchairs and wheelchair users.

“Many of our services now have free wi-fi so customers can work or browse the internet whilst they travel.”
For further information on the new lower fares, contact www.chalkwell.co.uk or telephone: 01795 423982