Rennie Drive Fastrack junction improvement and southbound bus lane

This scheme is part of Kent’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). It is funded by the government as part of the National Bus Strategy (NBS).

We hope to improve our network and encourage greater bus use, helping to make services more sustainable in the future.

The improvements to the Rennie Drive Fastrack junction will cut the journey time by 2 minutes. Fastrack vehicles will also be able to travel along Rennie Drive in both directions.

We will make Improvements to the layout and traffic signals to:

  • allow Fastrack buses to turn left or right in or out of the junction
  • allow greater pedestrian and cycle use
  • create a new southbound bus lane within Rennie Drive up to the Fastrack roundabout.

Scheme cost

The scheme's budget is £2.5 million. The Department of Transport (DfT) will fund it as part of  National Bus Strategy (NBS) funding. The funding was awarded to deliver selected Kent Bus Service Improvement (BSIP) initiatives.

Scheme documents

The National Bus Strategy (NBS) aims to improve bus services across the county. It will do this by providing faster and more reliable services through a range of initiatives. This one particularly focuses on Fastrack.

Fastrack is Kent’s busiest service. It is Kent’s only 24-hour service, which travels through the proposed scheme site. These services are vital for people across north Kent, who use them to access jobs at the Littlebrook site, including many key businesses, such as Amazon, Ikea, and Coca-Cola.

The changes will:

  • support economic growth by improving the journey time and reliability of Fastrack services
  • maintain a reliable Fastrack network in conjunction with the increase in passenger numbers
  • reduce the impact of Dartford crossing congestion on Fastrack services
  • improve bus services in Kent.

Phase 1 works (including advance work by UKPN) were completed on 28 November.

Phase 2 and 3 works by UKPN were completed in February 2024.

We are now starting the main construction works and expect them to last around 6 months.


To contact us for further information about this scheme, email

Funded by UK government

This project is a Kent Enhanced Partnership Initiative which has been made possible thanks to funding from UK Government.