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Have your say on plans to improve transport links between Abbey Wood and Ebbsfleet

28th January 2021

People are being urged to help shape exciting plans for improved, fast public transport services connecting Ebbsfleet, Dartford, Slade Green, Erith and Belvedere with Abbey Wood.

The proposals would provide faster connections into London and to other parts of Kent. They would make journeys by public transport quicker and more attractive and reduce the need for trips by car.

Cllr Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council said: “The C2E Partnership are at a stage where they would like to know residents’ views about five potential options.

“Three of the options are for extending the Elizabeth line from its current planned terminus at Abbey Wood towards Dartford and Ebbsfleet. One is to improve existing rail services to connect into the Elizabeth Line at Abbey Wood and one is to provide a new bus rapid transit, building on the Fastrack network in Kent.

“By giving their views, residents can influence which options are taken forward for further development. So I encourage everyone to have their say by visiting the consultation link before it closes on 28 February.”

Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, Leader of the London Borough of Bexley and Chairman of the C2E Partnership, commented: “This is a really important opportunity for residents and businesses to give their views on how important improved public transport links are to them. While there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment on the future of public transport, we know that better links will be fundamental to our plans to bring forward new high quality homes and jobs which can be accessed in safe, sustainable ways”.

“By responding to this consultation, residents and businesses can demonstrate to Government how important new public transport links are to the future of this area”.

You can respond to the consultation here: www.Abbeywood2ebbsfleet.com

The consultation closes on 28 February 2021.