New Stations Fund R2

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.

Portway New Stations Fund bid submitted

Bristol City Council has submitted a bid to the second round of the New Stations Fund for £1.91m in November 2016. Total scheme cost is £2.63m. Network Rail will start work on the GRIP 3 report in January 2017. Construction is planned to start in 2018 with opening in May 2019.

A bid for £686,000 was submitted in round one of the New Station Fund. It was not successful.