Gravesend bus hub
As part of the Kent Thameside Local Sustainable Transport schemes package, a new bus hub will be implemented to improve the transport interchange between bus and rail in Gravesend town centre at Barrack Row. This will link with the existing Rathmore Road scheme being separately delivered by Local Growth Fund.
This concept was included in a consultation undertaken by Gravesham Borough Council (GBC) in 2009. Respondents were asked if ‘an integrated public transport interchange bringing together buses, trains, taxis and Fastrack is a good idea?’, 80% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this statement.
The vision is to improve the transport interchange between rail, bus, bike and for pedestrians and to link with the recently completed works which delivered public realm improvements to the station forecourt and the re-routed through traffic along the new Rathmore Road.
Designs for the layout of the bus hub have now been produced and these will be available to view at Gravesend Civic Centre until the end of June 2019.
The scheme was allocated £1.6 million from the total sum of £4.9 million awarded by the Local Growth Fund (LGF) through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver the Kent Thameside Local Sustainable Transport Programme.
In addition, £1.15m from the Strategic Transport Infrastructure Programme (STIPs) has been reallocated to this project from the Rathmore Road scheme as this was delivered under budget.
We welcome any comments on the scheme, you can either:
- email: email@example.com
- write: Gravesend Bus Hub, Transport Innovations, 1st Floor Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XX.
Re-routing of the one way system:
- around Woodville Place - completed 2011
- allowing for the traffic flowing along the new Rathmore Road - completed January 2018.