Thursday, 26 April 2012

New late night highspeed service to Deal

At last nights 4th Kent Rail Summit it was announced that from September there will be a new late night highspeed service to Deal. The extra extended late night highspeed Southeastern service to Deal, Sandwich and Ramsgate will leave London St Pancras International at 23.12.

The extended, late night highspeed service from London St Pancras to Deal, will be welcomed by those working late or enjoying a night out in London.

Bryan Sweetland, Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, who chaired the 4th Kent Rail Summit, at County Hall, Maidstone, said:

"The launch of late night high speed services to East Kent is great news for the area, providing a further boost to business. It will significantly benefit tourism, building on the tremendous success of the Turner Centre and resulting increase in visitor numbers."

1 comment:

  1. Use the existing units where they are most likely to bring incremental benefit - high speed trains can only run at high speed on high speed lines. Increase the frequency via Ashford, Folkestone and Dover, and beyond to Deal and Sandwich at strategic intervals, where a greater percentage of the journey can be made on a bespoke line built for the job! The difference here will be much greater than for a train which leaves the high speed line at Ebbsfleet and then meanders through the Medway towns at conventional speed.