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

Thursday July 11th, 2019

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.Government Opportunities (GO)

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 on the other.

Two haulage tunnels previously used during the construction of Bluewater during the 1990’s still exist but investigations into their potential use found it would be more cost effective to construct a new tunnel.

KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “Fastrack is one of the core infrastructure projects for the Ebbsfleet Garden City and the completed scheme will contribute substantially to getting people onto public transport.

“In the design, every resident will be within 10 minutes of a Fastrack stop and 90% within five minutes ensuring that residents and business users can move freely around the development and between housing, business and leisure locations.”

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