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Maidstone travel ?

By rwakeley (legacy user)17/12/2013 22:07Tue Dec 17 22:07:45 2013

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First and foremost - well done tonight chaps - job well done.
Intending to visit my local train station tomorrow to purchase advance tickets for the festive period.
With regards to Maidstone, and from a personal perspective, it's exceedingly tight. There's replacement buses across the board - my only option, if I do go - is to catch the 5.25pm train out of Maidstone Barracks. I don't know if anybody has prior knowledge as to how long it takes to walk from the ground?
Cheers chaps.


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Re: Maidstone travel ?

By SteveHFC (legacy user)18/12/2013 01:13Wed Dec 18 01:13:39 2013In response to Maidstone travel ?Top of thread

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Just had a very quick look - looks to be about a mile - so about 20-25 minutes, depending how quick you walk.

I was aware of the train issues, and that Maidstone Barracks was the only option without rail replacement buses, and intend to get something onto the website early next week with some travel advice for the Christmas and New Year period.

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Thanks Steve

By rwakeley (legacy user)18/12/2013 10:25Wed Dec 18 10:25:19 2013In response to Re: Maidstone travel ?Top of thread

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It's a tight squeeze alright. I've got to make a decision to take advantage of cheaper tickets. Also contemplating Lewes. You buy the non-refundable tickets, then its called off. I know you have faced similar problems. The joy's of it all!


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Walking directions from Maidstone Barracks

By SteveHFC (legacy user)18/12/2013 13:30Wed Dec 18 13:30:43 2013In response to Thanks SteveTop of thread

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There's a shortcut to the ground that is far more direct than a circuitous route following roads. I asked how to walk it on the Maidstone forum, and got three helpful replies pretty quick.

"Come out of the station, cross the road and turn right. Follow the alleyway next to the other railway line (towards Maidstone east). You can then either walk all the way into town past maidstone east, turn left at the end and follow the road along to the roundabout from where the ground is visible, or immediately after crossing the river, go down the steps and along the riverbank away from town then go up the steps next to the boat club next to the ground. The second is a shorter route but doesn't pass any pubs."

"Up the stairs, turn right into Buckland Hill, up the steps to follow the footpath parallel to the Victoria / Maidstone East line across the Medway. Once across the river take the first set of stairs down to Fairmeadow and head north for about 100 yards - easy as that ( 10 mins max )."

"If you wanted a pub, most Stones fans use the Wetherspoons Society Rooms, which is straight ahead as you walk adjacant to Maidstone East station (Beer cheap but a bit souless)"

Obviously, the big plus of Maidstone is that they have a 3G pitch, so unless the weather turns decidedly wintry and there's a load of snow, it's a pretty safe bet to say that the game will be on.

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Maidstone and the Medway

By David B (legacy user)18/12/2013 15:32Wed Dec 18 15:32:51 2013In response to Walking directions from Maidstone BarracksTop of thread

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I guess Jefferson will walk on the Medway to the ground.

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Re: Thanks Steve

By Anonymous (legacy user)18/12/2013 10:42Wed Dec 18 10:42:03 2013In response to Thanks SteveTop of thread

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The walk from our ground to Maidstone Barracks station is 10-12 mins max.

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