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Thanet Parkway Station (Getting Building Fund)


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Summer 2023

​The project will deliver a new train station which will be located approximately 2 miles east of Ramsgate on the Ashford International to Ramsgate line.

The proposed station will provide two platforms suitable for use by 12-car trains. Each platform will be fitted with lighting columns that host CCTV cameras and public address speakers; two customer information displays and one passenger help point; and shelters to provide weather protection. Lifts, stairs and an underpass will provide access to the platforms.

The station forecourt will include two ticket vending machines, two bus shelters and bus passenger information points. A set down area will be provided for buses, taxis and passenger drop off, together with staff parking.

Parking will be provided for 297 cars plus 20 short stay bays for passenger drop off and taxis (including 16 disabled bays and 60 spaces with provision for electric vehicle charging), motorcycles spaces, 40 pedal cycle parking spaces.

To provide access to the station, a new direct access road will be provided from the A299 Hengist Way. Pedestrian and cycle access are provided from Cliffsend village via Clive Road, ensuring sustainable access to the station.

The delivery of the project is also being supported through Local Growth Fund grant investment totalling £14,000,000. Further information on this investment can be found here.

Award of additional GBF funding

A new GBF prioritised pipeline was established to support projects experiencing cost increases due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit or due to high inflation levels, or seeking to extend the original project to support further phases of an existing project was agreed by the Strategic Board in October 2022.

The project was included on the new GBF project and the award of an additional £875,000 GBF was approved by the Accountability Board on 25 November 2022. 

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Jobs created 52
Construction Jobs 100
Jobs Safeguarded 10
Homes unlocked/delivered 212
Businesses/institutions assisted 68
Roads, cycle lanes and walkways maintained/built (km) 0.32
Public realm or green space improved/created (sq m) 1,040

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

Find out more here

Funding value: £12,874,000
Total Project cost: £43,883,774
Return to Capital Investment