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Campus Shuttle update

The last day the shuttle will be running this term is Friday 14 December 2018. Thanks to everyone who has travelled with us. We hope you have enjoyed using the free service.

The shuttle will start running again from Monday 14 January 2018.

Thank you to everyone who completed the shuttle survey. Your feedback is very valuable and will help inform university senior managers to make decisions about the shuttle service.

We will provide a further update in January.

Changes to the Campus Shuttle- have your say!

The University are making some changes to the Campus Shuttle service. We need your feedback to help us make these decisions.

If you are a user of the free shuttle service between Canterbury and Medway campuses, please select the link below to complete our survey. The results of the survey will be presented to the University’s senior managers so make sure you have your say.

Complete the Campus Shuttle survey

The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete. The deadline for the survey is 9 December 2018 (23.59).

Campus Shuttle update

Trial stop near Dockyard

We are working with The Kings Ferry to monitor the usage and effect of the new stop located on Western Avenue adjacent to the Historic Dockyard. Western Avenue (google maps) was chosen as the stop as this is a public bus stop which minimises delays to the timetable.

The Dockyard (Mast Pond area) and the two bus stops located on Dock Road were investigated as stop locations but were found unsuitable to operate an hourly service by The Kings Ferry. The extra distance required for all of these stops would add on a lot more time and would mean that the service could not operate within the hour. The stop within the Dockyard is also used as a coach stop which reduces space for the shuttle vehicles to turn around; this was of particular concern in relation to the larger coach and health and safety reasons.

We are currently awaiting information from The Kings Ferry of the actual timings of the route compared with the timetable. Once we have this information we will review if it is possible to allow passengers to board at Liberty Quays travelling towards Pembroke and the Dockyard. We have also approached Arriva regarding the actual 191 service route times.

Booking system

You are now able to book on the current system until the end of term (14 December 2018).

The new booking system is still in the testing phase to ensure it works effectively and is easy to use.

Features of the new booking system will include a mobile app that communicates booking and boarding information in real-time to improve the customer experience.

New coach

We are expecting the second new coach to arrive the first week of November. This will be a 33 seater coach to replace the current 29 seater. The new coach will have Wi-Fi, USB charging points, more comfortable seats and a toilet on board.

Book a seat at www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

Campus Shuttle timetable and booking available

The Campus Shuttle will start running from Arrivals Weekend (weekend timetable). The updated timetable, including the new trial additional stop at the Dockyard is available to be viewed here.

The Campus Shuttle is a free service for University of Kent students and staff between the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Booking is now available. Book a seat to guarantee your travel on the service. You can only book a seat until 14 October 2018 currently. We are hoping to transition to a new booking system after this date.

The new trial stop at the Dockyard will be located on Western Avenue. The service will continue to run on an hourly basis. The Transport Team and The Kings Ferry will be monitoring the effect and usage of this additional stop. This will be a term by term trial.

For more details and to book a seat, visit www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

Follow @CampusShuttle on twitter for service updates

Campus Shuttle trial stop at the Dockyard

We are pleased to announce that The Kings Ferry have won the tender for the Campus Shuttle and will continue to run the shuttle service for the next few years.

As a trial, the Campus Shuttle will run to and from the Dockyard. The service will continue to run on an hourly basis. The Transport Team and The Kings Ferry will be monitoring the effect and usage of this additional stop. This will be a term by term trial.

The Campus Shuttle is a free service for University of Kent students and staff between the Canterbury and Medway campuses. If you would like transportation between Liberty Quays and the Dockyard you can purchase a discounted ticket for the 191 Arriva bus .

As part of the new contract The Kings Ferry are providing two new larger vehicles, one 33 seater and one 49 seater. Features of the new vehicles include Wi-Fi, USB charging points, more comfortable seats, a toilet and fold out tables on the larger vehicle.

We will be providing more information shortly once more details are fully confirmed with The Kings Ferry. Please check our transport news webpage or the Campus Shuttle webpage.

Last day shuttle running this academic year

The free Campus Shuttle service between Medway and Canterbury campuses runs term-time only.

Therefore the last day the shuttle will be running this term is Friday 15 June 2018.

Thank you for choosing to travel on the shuttle.

The next time the shuttle will be running is Saturday 15 September 2018 for the start of Arrivals Weekend.

For more information visit www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

Book to guarantee your seat on the Campus Shuttle

Book online to guarantee a seat on the shuttle service. We recommend booking a seat, particularly when you have an exam.

Please note the shuttle runs a different timetable for the weekend so make sure you check and plan your journey before you travel if you have a weekend exam.

If you do not book a seat you can still travel on the service by showing your KentOne card as long as seats are available.

Book a seat at www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

Campus Shuttle running dates

The Campus Shuttle will be running again from Tuesday 8 May 2018.

The Campus Shuttle is a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses which runs during term-time only.

Online booking for the Campus Shuttle will be available by the end of this week at www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle

We will tweet via @CampusShuttle when booking goes live.

Campus Shuttle running dates

The Campus Shuttle will continue to run to the usual timetable over the Easter weekend including the bank holidays- Friday 30 March 2018 and Monday 2 April 2018.

The shuttle runs during term-time only. This means the last day the shuttle will be running this term will be Friday 6 April 2018.

The shuttle will start running again at the start of the summer term on Tuesday 8 May 2018. Booking will be available a week or so before this date.

For more information visit www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle or follow @CampusShuttle on twitter.

02 March 2018 Campus Shuttle service update

Due to local weather and road conditions the Campus Shuttle last service today will be at 3pm from Keynes bus stop Canterbury and at 3pm from Medway.

Please note the Shuttle is stopping at Keynes bus stop only on the Canterbury Campus.

The Kings Ferry will tweet on @CampusShuttle if there are any delays to the service and if the service will be required to stop for any safety reasons.  This can also be viewed www.kent.ac.uk/transport/planning [1] or www.kent.ac.uk/transport/news [2]

We recommend that you do not rely on the last service of the day, as we cannot guarantee that this will be in operation or if there will be enough seats available.

Keep safe, keep warm and plan your journey [3]

@CampusShuttle

www.kent.ac.uk/transport [4]

The Kings Ferry 01634 377577