£12.2 million tunnel linking bus route between Ebbsfleet Garden City and Bluewater

Kent County Council will be discussing plans for a £12.2 million tunnel linking the bus route between Ebbsfleet Garden City and Bluewater for the Fastrack service. It comes as construction continues on a housing development of 6,250 homes at Eastern Quarry, now known as Whitecliffe, bordered by Bean Road/Bluewater to one side and Ebbsfleet International…

A20 junction improvement proposals

Kent County Council has announced proposals to improve road lanes and cycle lanes along the A20 London Road in East Malling, Larkfield and Ditton. The scheme, which goes out to public consultation on Monday, would take place between the junctions of New Hythe Lane and Station Road. It aims to reduce congestion at these two…

Electric minibus comes to Kent

Kent County Council has teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus to help disabled and vulnerable people. The nine-seater vehicle, a Master Z.E exclusively being used in Kent, has been adapted for up to two wheelchair users and will be run by Kent-based charity Compaid. The minibus is the first pilot…

Thunderstorm warning for Tuesday into Wednesday

Showers, locally torrential with thunderstorms, are expected late on Tuesday and into Wednesday which could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, power outages, localised surface water and river flooding. Warnings Issued (today): Yellow THUNDERSTORM Warning (Very Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 1800 on Tuesday 18th June to 2100 on Wednesday 19th June 2019.…

Plans for Gravesend bus hub

Kent County Council will be holding a public information event on plans to build a bus interchange in Gravesend town centre. Barrack Row and Garrick Street will be redesigned to allow bus services to be based there, with vehicle access restricted to create more space for pedestrians. There will be seven bus stops at the…