Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is making a business case for a future transport interchange linking an extension of Crossrail with mainline rail services and the HS1 high-speed service.
This is part of its contribution to the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission to support growth of the economy across the whole of north Kent, south Essex and east London. It supports Network Rail’s Draft Kent Route Strategy published in March 2017. Development and delivery of such an interchange is anticipated to take a decade, and would accommodate and transport an expanded labour market across north Kent.
In 2016, the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was established to develop a vision and a delivery plan for the region with a remit to regenerate the economy on both sides of the Thames with closer ties to London, focussing on the development of high productivity economic clusters and exploitation of planned infrastructure improvements. “Poles” identified to drive regeneration include seaport developments, Southend Airport, Basildon “enterprise corridor”, Canvey Gateway and Ebbsfleet Garden City.
For more information see pages 36 & 37 in Ebbsfleet Brick by Brick magazine