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Arriva Southern Counties
Arriva Medway Towns Wright StreetLite at Chatham Waterfront bus station in January 2012
Parent Arriva UK Bus
Founded November 1986
Headquarters Maidstone
Service area East Sussex
West Sussex
Service type Bus services
Depot(s) 8
Fleet 900+
Operator Arriva Guildford & West Surrey
Arriva Kent & Sussex
Arriva Kent Thameside
Arriva Medway Towns
Arriva Southend
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Arriva Southern Counties is a bus company. It is a division of Arriva, which operates services in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.

It is made up of Arriva Guildford & West Surrey, Arriva Kent & Sussex, Arriva Kent Thameside, Arriva Medway Towns and Arriva Southend.


Arriva Guildford & West Surrey

Arriva Guildford & West Surrey operate in parts of West Sussex and Surrey. Buses go to Redhill, Weybridge, Horsham and Camberley.

Arriva Kent Thameside

Arriva Kent Thameside operate in parts of Kent. Buses go to Bluewater shopping centre, Dartford, Orpington, Greenhithe, Gravesend.


Arriva Southern Counties 4306 on Fastrack A, Bluewater (20894624865) (cropped)
Fastrack bus in Dartford in August 2015

Arriva Kent Thameside also operate two Fastrack services, The buses serve Route A from Dartford and to Bluewater Shopping Centre, and Route B from Temple Hill to Gravesend. The buses used are Wright StreetLites. The buses are painted light purple and dark purple.

Arriva Medway Towns

Arriva Medway Towns operate in the Medway Towns and parts of Kent. Buses go to the Medway Towns, Bluewater shopping centre and Gravesend.

Arriva Southend

Arriva Soundend operate in Essex. Buses go to Southend-On-Sea, Rochford and Hadleigh.

Arriva Sapphire

Arriva Southern Counties operates two Sapphire routes in Kent, These buses have luxury seats, free WIFI, charging points (to charge your laptop or phone), display screens to show what stops are next and CCTV screens,

The buses serve route 101 from Gillingham to Maidstone and routes 480 and 490 from Valley Drive to Dartford. The buses used are Alexander Dennis Enviro400 and Wright StreetLite. The buses are painted light blue and dark blue.

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