Work on Tonbridge station starts July 25

A half a million-pound scheme to improve the pavements and roads around Tonbridge Station will start later this month. The project, funded by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, starts on July 25 and will see: • widening the footpath leading to the station entrance to create more space for pedestrians • new signalled crossings…

Work begins on Ashford International platforms for new trains

Work has begun to prepare Ashford International’s high-speed platforms for new trains which will safeguard direct high-speed international services from Ashford. Network Rail is already installing new signalling equipment to allow Eurostar’s e320 trains – and potentially any other operator’s next generation high speed trains – to access the station. Now the firm’s engineers are…

Improving Access to Tonbridge Station Revised Design

In December 2016, Kent County Council (KCC) carried out a consultation on a design to improve access to Tonbridge Station. Using feedback from that consultation, KCC has now revised the design on which they are now seeking views. Tonbridge station is the busiest station in Kent with over 4.4 million customers expected to have used the station…

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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…