New Investments, Better Connections
Dover already benefits from an unrivalled range of transport options. From fast rail links to Central London, to 24 hour connections to the Continent, Dover is at the heart of the European strategic transport network. High speed trains to London operate twice hourly, and a ferry departs from Dover every 30 minutes. Nowhere is better connected for doing business.
In line with the growth agenda and plans for an additional 14,000 homes across the Dover district by 2026, new investments in transport infrastructure are underway, or at advanced planning stage. This will make travelling for business or pleasure even easier to and from the Dover district.
Currently home to Dover’s two cruise terminals, Dover Harbour Board has embarked on a £200 million redevelopment of the Western Docks.
- a new cargo terminal and logistics centre which is expected to create 600 jobs.
- a new marina in the outer harbour and an exciting mixed waterfront development, including housing, retail and leisure
- A £10 million restoration of the Grade II listed Cruise Terminal 1.
As part of the Whitfield Urban Expansion where up to 5,750 new homes are being built, a Fastrack rapid bus system will provide a strong public transport connection with the town centre and Dover Priory railway station. This express services will operate on existing roads but with new infrastructure to prioritise bus services. Construction of Dover Fastrack starts in April 2022.
Thanet Parkway will increase rail connectivity between East Kent, London and the wider Kent area by providing access to mainline and high speed services. The project will provide access to more employment opportunities for local residents. It will also improve investment opportunities at Discovery Park.