The Thanet Star guide for Christmas and New Year to Buses, Trains and Taxis.
This is a follow up to our overview of bus services and offers looking at bus times, train times and taxi prices over the holiday period.
Buses today are running but they follow the School Holiday timetables. They seem to be a bit busier than normal and delaies are reportedly common. Give yourself a bit of extra time to make any bus trips today.
Trains are running as normal today and taxis are charging the normal rate.
Tuesday 24th (Christmas Eve)
Trains will run as normal but will finish early. If you are hoping to get the last train home please make sure you double check your times at the station.
Buses again follow the School Holiday timetables but finish early. Loop and Breeze routes will both finish running between 8pm and 10pm with most stops last being serviced just after 9pm.
The last bus to Canturbury (from Margate) is 1945 (7:45pm)
The last bus back from Canturbury to Margate is 2040 (8:40pm)
The last bus to Margate from Birchington is at 2023 (8:23pm)
The last bus to Birchington from Margate 2109 (just after 9pm)
If you are out enjoying the revelry please remember to keep a little extra back for your cab fair as taxi's after 11pm (2300) are liable to be a bit pricey.
Cab prices are normal from but 7pm to 11pm they move to Time and a Half and from 11pm onwards right up to Double Time.
Wednesday 25th (Christmas Day)
No buses or trains running. Taxi Firms will be charging double time. Be safe and enjoy yourself.
» Continue Reading: Getting about Thanet over Christmas and New Year