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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Hi, I am wondering what is the best way for my daughter to get to Townley from Blackheath - whether it is the 89 bus all the way or the train to Bexleyheath and then a bus and walk, all of which seem to take an age. Does anyone know if there is a minibus / coach or do people just generally car share?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Hi Me2010,

I dont have any experience or know anyway that does but just felt i could offer some practical advice.
if the 89 bus will take her all the way to Bexleyheath, it may be a better choice as even though it may be a long journey, am sure she will find other student joining along the way and at least its one journey apart from the walk from the broadway. There will be lots of girls walking to school from the broadway.
The train journey seems a bit more long winded, she has to get the train, then bus from the train station and then walk with her bag and school kits.
One straight journey seems better and dont forget most buses use the bus lanes in the morning so its faster than a normal bus journey.
Good luck


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:55 pm 
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The 89 is a really good journey - only just over half an hour - i'd choose this and its the most straight forward :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:36 am 
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Thanks. I've also found another route we might try. Lee train station to New Eltham and then a bus B15 or B13 (?) to very near the school.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:52 am 
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personally, as youngmum said, i would choose one journey over having to make a change along the way. Its easier for them especially in year 7. My dd2 has a 40 min bus journey to school followed by a ten min walk. Lots of girls do it so she has company and dosnt notice the time. Is the Lee train and then bus quicker? Half an hour on the bus(89)is really is no time at all compared to many secondary school kids journeys. See if you can find out whcih journey route other townley girls do :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:14 am 
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Me2010 wrote:
Thanks. I've also found another route we might try. Lee train station to New Eltham and then a bus B15 or B13 (?) to very near the school.


if you are thinking of her taking the train. she may as well get the train to Sidcup and get the 269 which stops right in front of Townley and thats the bus most if not all the kids from Sidcup take. My dd will be taking the 269 from Sidcup if she goes to Townley and so will a lot of other girls I know.

My niece mentioned the headmaster and some teachers help them to cross the road and get on and off the 269 in the morning and evening.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:36 pm 
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Aaah. Fantastic. Thank you very much. That sounds like a good route. I think we'll do a couple of practices and hopefully off she'll go!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:35 pm 
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Well the waiting lists have certainly started to move. We are very lucky to have got Chis & Sid which was our first choice so easy journey from Lee train station to Sidcup. Thanks for your help though.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:57 am 
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I am really pleased for you. Good luck to your dd at Chis and Sid.


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