Hoo Peninsula railway goes out to consultation

A second consultation has opened into proposals to invest £63 million to upgrade the existing freight line on the Hoo Peninsula to enable a regular passenger service starting at a new railway station at Sharnal Street. It will close at midnight on Monday 10 January 2022.

Additional stations at Cliffe and Church Street has been ruled out and electrification will not be achievable, so services will be delivered by battery or bi-mode trains.

Four options have been put forward for services.

  • Sharnal Street – Gravesend (use the existing through platforms)
  • Sharnal Street – Northfleet (new bay required)
  • Sharnal Street – Ebbsfleet (no construction required but limits on platform availability)
  • Extend existing London-Dartford/Gravesend services (requires more trains to be capable of operating off the 3rd rail network)

Source: Medway Council website and Consultation Document

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