A consultation has been launched on changes to funding for three bus services in Thanet.
The proposals could see the withdrawal of the 42/42A, 56 and 39/39A services.
In its place would be new services and changes to existing commercial services along most sections of the routes.
For the 39/39A service, people will be able to use the Stagecoach LOOP and service 34.
A new service 48 would be introduced serving Sherwood Gardens and Dumpton.
Service 9 would be diverted via Monkton and Minster providing hourly services to Ramsgate and Broadstairs as well as services to Canterbury in the opposite direction in place of the existing 42/42A service.
Stagecoach service 11 will continue to provide a service from Monkton and Minster to Westwood Cross.
Cliffsend would have access to service 34 on the Sandwich Road and service 34 would also serve the Nethercourt Estate.
Minor adjustments to the commercial network and other subsidised services are planned to mitigate withdrawal of the 56 service.
In addition, a new 37 service would replace the majority of the route and provide a service from Broadstairs via St Peters, Westwood Cross and QEQM to Margate.
KCC cabinet member for transport Mike Whiting said: “These proposed changes take advantage of the fact that much of the routes concerned are already covered by commercial bus services.
“We have worked closely with Stagecoach to develop ideas that enable us to save money whilst limiting the amount of major impacts on bus users.”
This consultation will run for four weeks from today (November 22) until December 19 with changes coming into effect in April if agreed.
There will be two consultation drop-in events:
- November 29, 1pm to 3pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Broadstairs, CT10 2TR
- December 3, 2.15pm to 4.15pm at Minster Neighbourhood Centre, Ramsgate, CT12 4EA
Full details of the proposals, route maps and timetables showing proposed changes, details of the consultation drop-in events and questionnaire are available at kent.gov.uk/thanetbusconsultation
Summary of impact if proposed changes went ahead