Arriva is trialling a new bus service in partnership with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW).

The H1 will link Maidstone Hospital with the London Road Park and Ride car park, in Beaver Road, Maidstone.

Buses will run on Monday to Friday every 30 minutes at peak times and every 20 minutes for the main part of the day.

NHS staff will be able to travel for free upon production of their NHS ID card.

There will also be a return ticket available for hospital visitors and outpatients at £2 per person or £2.50 for a group of up to two adults and three children travelling together. More information about bus times is available here.

The trial forms part of the MTW’s sustainable travel plans to encourage people to use alternative methods of transport to and from Maidstone hospital. The service will be reviewed in three months’ time.