Hi - wondering if anyone's DS or DD travels by train to Dartford Grammar or DGGS from either Blackheath or Kidbrooke? Or if they're starting yr7 in sept and will be travelling this way? Just wanted to say hi. We live between the two stations, but slightly closer to Kidbrooke which is good as it involves fewer road crossings - and as i discovered yesterday is also cheaper to travel from!
If your dc already travels this train route, can I ask how reliable it is? My son initially wanted to go by bus as he doesn't like the uphill walk from Dartford station (a little lazy i know) but i'm not keen because it involves two buses, the 89/132 and then the 96...and with traffic the journey could take up to 1-1.5hrs. By train it's 45 mins door-to-door - 20 mins on the train with 10 mins walk either side (maybe 15 up that hill!) But if there are ever train delays, is it best to divert to bus routes, or just wait for the later train? Does anyone have DC with experience of this?
We've tried both train and bus routes, and will practise routes a bit more during the summer break....DS is small for his age (and a day dreamer to boot) so of course i'm a little anxious
about him travelling by train alone. Although i'm sure he'll make friends and love it once he's used to it. If you have any experience to share, or are a fellow parent of yr7-to-be, i'd appreciate your insights. Thanks in advance.