END OF SCHOOL PASS GRACE PERIOD
From Monday 20th September, if you do not have a bus pass in your possession, you will need to pay for travel as KCC’s grace period is ending. You will not be able to travel for free without your pass. Your payment options are;
Go2School flexi (10 journey ticket), if you live closer than 2.5 miles it is £20 and over 2.5 miles it is £30.
Single journeys are £2.20 return £2.50 under 2.5miles or £5 single return £6 over 2.5 miles.
Extract from KCC PSV school transport bulletin;
To allow for a extended return of scholars, this year we are asking operators to apply an extended period of “grace” and enable any student to travel whilst they return and passes are distributed. Until Friday 17th September, operators are asked to permit any child to travel, regardless of whether they have a valid pass or letter, so long as they appear to be of eligible age. Children should be recorded against the appropriate scheme, and KCC commit to reimbursing operators as if the child were carrying a pass.
During this period, children without a pass should be reminded of the need to have one if wishing to travel from Monday 20th September. From Monday 20th September, children are expected to present a valid ticket or provide a fare for travel and can be refused access to the vehicle if they are unable to provide either but should not be left in a vulnerable position.
Driving positions available now!
We are looking for anyone with a PCV licence, preferably with valid CPC but not essential as courses can be obtained online!
Current hourly rate, £11.55 Monday to Saturday (rising to £12.10 September 2022).
We are looking for drivers with experience that can make an immediate impact and hit the ground running covering school runs, DRT (our popular go2 service), normal bus work and railway replacement services (weekends mostly).
Some of the greatest advantages of working with go coach:
- no ibus system
- no significant early starts or late finishes
- friendly family style organisation
- garages in Swanley or Otford locations
- flexibility in job sharing
- we’re focused on offering our passengers the best customer care
We’ve a fleet of modern Optare Solo and Enviro 400 buses. For the more nostalgic of driver, we’ve some Volvo B7’s left in the fleet that will continue to work as school buses.
If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat and interview if you wish to be considered.
For more information, call our depot (01732 469800) or email us (email@example.com). Alternatively, for live bus tracking, use "bustimes.org".