Peters Village - making the connections

Building a new crossing over the River Medway was the key to developing first class transport links for Peters Village and its neighbouring communities, but developer Trenport is committed to ensuring that bus services complement the existing road and rail networks.
So, as more new homes are completed on the development, Trenport is fulfilling its pledge to upgrade public transport: two interdependent changes are proposed.

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One is an extension to the existing 155 route, which could later link into an all-new service on the east bank of the River Medway.
Up to £276,000 a year will be spent on these improved services, a cost funded by Trenport as part of its Peters Village planning obligations to Kent County Council (KCC). The council then distributes this money as a public transport subsidy to companies providing the new or improved routes.
The 155 Service extension will begin from the southern end of Wouldham High Street and use the new Hall Road Greenway, looping through Peters Village via the distributor roads, before returning to the Greenway and then back onto its current route. This extension would be hourly 7am-7pm, Monday-Saturday.
As more housing and phases are completed on Peters Village, the new east bank Maidstone-Peters Village bus service would then come into play – around three years hence – with a peak period extension to Snodland station to link with direct train services to and from London.
Trenport Director Chris Hall said: “Good communications into and out of Peters Village has always been a priority, whether by private car or public transport, and this scheme plugs the hole between existing bus services around the edges of Peters Village, bringing new work, education and leisure options to residents there and in Burham, Eccles and Wouldham.”

Priority to buses

“Good communications into and out of Peters Village has always been a priority, whether by private car or public transport, and this scheme plugs the hole between existing bus services around the edges of Peters Village, bringing new work, education and leisure options to residents there and in Burham, Eccles and Wouldham.” Chris Hall - Director, Trenport