Category Archives: Transport

KenEx Thames Transit tram from Bluewater to Lakeside takes step forward: something to get behind

Plans to build a £600 million tram route connecting Kent and Essex have taken a significant step forward with the publication of plans for an interchange and projected revenue and operating costs. The KenEx project would see a route running between Bluewater and Lakeside, through a 1km tunnel under the River Thames, and one between… Continue reading »

Video offers drivers sneak peak of Lower Thames Crossing between Gravesend and Thurrock

A new video offering to take drivers on a journey through the proposed Lower Thames Crossing has been released by Highways England. The three-minute clip begins by stating the design may change. It then shows users where the route lies in relation to settlements before taking them through one of the two-mile three-lane tunnels under… Continue reading »

A2 road consultation has begun

Highways England: We are proposing to improve the A2 junctions at Bean and Ebbsfleet. The improvements are committed within the Government’s road investment strategy and are considered necessary to support the level of development proposed for this region… The consultation about our proposals will help to inform the development of the scheme. Your comments will help us… Continue reading »

Consultation launched into Gravesend cycle route

On Monday the Kent County Council launched a consultation into plans for a signed cycle route in Gravesend, between Gravesend Train Station and Cyclopark. The proposed cycle route aims to provide a quieter alternative to the existing cycle lane on the busy A227, which is used predominantly by experienced cyclists. By offering a quieter alternative,… Continue reading »

Lower Thames Crossing submits Environmental Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate

Highways England has now submitted an Environmental Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate. The report is subject to a consultation process led and managed by the Planning Inspectorate as part of the Development Consent Order (DCO) process. A DCO is a decision-making process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and is how planning permission will be… Continue reading »