KCC agrees funding for Thanet Parkway station

Kent County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to contribute to funding Thanet Parkway station today (Monday). Members agreed to provide up to £17.8 million for the proposed station, completing the funding package for the scheme at £34.51 million, with £14 million of Local Growth Fund allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The decision…

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KCC ‘disappointed’ at decision not to transfer rail service

Kent County Council has responded to the surprise decision of Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State of Transport, not to approve the transfer of the Southeastern Metro services to Transport for London. Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said:  “While we are disappointed with the Secretary of State’s decision, as we had carefully…

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Kent sets out rail service ‘red lines’

Kent County Council (KCC) has set out a series of non-negotiable “red lines” to protect fares and services for Kent’s rail commuters during talks over the future of the county’s ‘Metro’ lines. KCC on Tuesday discussed a proposal by Transport for London (TfL) to transfer the south-east London Metro train services from Southeastern to TfL’s…