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First New Railway Station Opens On Kent Network In 8 Years

Brand new station Number 2,577 has opened in Kent on the South Eastern network this morning. It is the first new station on the network for 8-years and is called Thanet Parkway.

Situated between Ramsgate and Minster, Thanet Parkway will help boost the local economy by supporting new housing, new business and new employment opportunities.

The station has two 250m platforms that can accommodate 12-car trains offering High Speed services to St Pancras International via Ashford International, as well as Mainline connections to London terminals and across Kent.

Thanet Parkway is at the heart of an integrated transport hub. A new road provides access to the station from the A299 Hengist Way and there is parking available for 293 cars, 16 Blue Badge holders and we have a number of charging points for electric vehicles. Pick up and drop off zones have also been set out, along with a station bus stop.

The new station with parking shown from the air

There is cycling and pedestrian access to Cliffsend village with both bike racks and bike storage facilities available. There is also landscaping around the station to help restore the natural environment following construction.

Here is a small selection of the travel times to popular destinations you can reach from Thanet Parkway.

  • 5 minutes to Ramsgate
  • 11 minutes to Broadstairs
  • 16 minutes to Margate
  • 15 minutes to Canterbury West
  • 31 minutes to Ashford International
  • 70 minutes to St Pancras International
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