Bus operator Stagecoach has published timetables for services across east Kent on Boxing Day.
For those who want to get out and do some shopping Thanet Loop buses will be running every 20 minutes throughout the day. In addition, Stagecoach’s Wifi enabled ‘Breeze’ buses will be running an hourly route 8 service between Broadstairs and Canterbury (through Margate).
Philip Norwell, managing director of Stagecoach South East, said: “We know that on Boxing Day many people want to go shopping, visit friends and relatives or need to get to work.
“For the last few years we’ve been running services on Boxing Day and we’ve seen more and more people using them. Not everyone wants to get the car out, and travelling by bus is a great opportunity to sit and have a chat with friends and family.”
The company is expecting people to opt for its new mobile tickets this Christmas. Customers will benefit from the convenience of using the Stagecoach Bus App to buy and download day tickets to their smartphone without the need for cash on the bus. M-tickets can be bought and used instantly or purchased in advance.
Festive bus times, App details and Boxing Day timetables are available to view online at www.stagecoachbus.com or by picking up a leaflet on the bus.