Thanet Parkway


Kent proposals considered in Network Rail route study

A number of proposals to develop the rail network serving the South East in the draft Kent Area Route Study that is currently out for consultation. The consultation opened on 14 March 2017 for three months.

Ebbsfleet Southern Link

A scheme has been developed that could provide a connection to Ebbsfleet International from the line that runs from HS1 to Fawkham Junction, which was formerly used by Eurostars to access London Waterloo. It has been recently used to store Eurostars. This proposal would offer an alternative route into Ebbsfleet and a helpful route from south London.

Canterbury Chords

Two chords have been proposed between the Ashford to Canterbury West and Faversham to Canterbury East lines. A western chord in the Chartham area could create a direct route between Faversham and Ashford improving north-south connectivity across Kent. A southern chord could improve network resilience with the exposed railway line between Folkestone and Dover.

New railway stations

A number of railway stations have been noted.

  • Thanet Parkway
  • Camberwell
  • East Brixton
  • Otterpool Park – Garden Town
  • Gillingham Stadium

Thanet Parkway consultation opens

A consultation into the outline design for Thanet Parkway has opened. It will be located on the Ashford International to Ramsgate line, and just to the west of the village of Cliffsend. The station is designed to be unstaffed with two platforms and a variety of facilities, including ticket vending machines and passenger help and information points providing remote assistance.

The consultation runs until 19 March 2017. The consultation document also confirms that the council has submitted a bid to the New Stations Fund.