Bus depot set to open in spring
Arriva is busy constructing a new bus depot in Tunbridge Wells.
Based on the former site of the West Kent College in Kingstanding Road on the North Farm estate, it will service nine main routes and seven school services in the town with a total of around 150 people expected to work there.
Engineering teams have already moved in, and office buildings, due to open this spring, are set to serve as a secondary headquarters for Arriva Southern Counties.
The move follows the closure of the bus company’s previous depot in St John’s Road last October.
That site, which had been home to Arriva and its predecessor companies for 80 years is being redeveloped as a care home.
The 48 buses previously based there have been in temporary accommodation at Cannon Lane, Tonbridge while the works are underway.
To celebrate the end of construction, Arriva is holding a family fun day on April 1.