London Meeting: Go-Coach

25 Apr 2023

Austin Blackburn

Go-Coach of Sevenoaks has been making a name for itself in recent years for its quality operations on Kent County Council tendered services in North-West Kent. From small beginnings it has grown to be Kent’s largest independent bus operator, with a fleet of 50 vehicles on 46 routes and a staff of more than 70.

Despite the name, Go-Coach describes itself as 'very much bus-focussed' and 'proud to be Sevenoaks’ Network Provider linking many of the most rural areas of Sevenoaks District to the Town Centre.' It carries between 5,000 and 5,500 passengers a day on scheduled and demand-responsive services which cover not only rural areas around Sevenoaks but also Dartford and Bluewater.

Austin Blackburn tells the strory of this innovative smaller operator. 

This meeting will take place at The Abbey Community Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster London SW1P 3BU at 18.00 for 18.30. Great Smith Street is served by the 88 bus; it is a short walk from routes 3, 11, 12, 87, 159 and 453 and from Westminster or St James's Park Underground stations.