We work hard to improve our stations' environment for our passengers and our employees
How we are improving...
Kidbrooke – new station building
What’s happening?A new station is being built to support the Berkeley Homes development of 5,500 new homes directly adjacent to the station.
When will the project be completed?March 2021.
How will passengers benefit?A new ticket office and landscaping.
How will the community benefit?An attractive new station building to complement the new development.
How much is it costing?The new station building is being funded by Berkeley Homes.
Maidstone East – new ticket office
What’s happening?The station is having an upgrade with a much bigger and more spacious landscaped entrance, an attractive glass front and new facilities for passengers and staff. Station works began in September 2019, following the demolition of a long disused pub in front of the station.
When will the project be completed?Summer 2021.
How will passengers benefit?Passengers will benefit from improved facilities including a waiting room, café and ticket office.
How will the community benefit?The redevelopment is a key part of Kent County Council’s and Maidstone Borough Council’s plans to regenerate the area around the station and create a gateway to the town.
How much is it costing?£2.6 million, with contributions from the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP) and Kent County Council's (KCC) Local Growth Fund.
Herne Bay – new footbridge and lifts
What’s happening?A new footbridge and lifts are being built by Network Rail.
When will the project be completed?The work is expected to begin in 2021 and complete in 2022.
How will passengers benefit?Step-free access will be made available to both platforms, meaning that passengers no longer have to use alternative stations when step-free access is required.
How will the community benefit?A more accessible station for the community, enhancing the station for the long term.
Deal – improved access to station
Network Rail is installing improved lighting, surfaces and vehicle access to the Ramsgate-bound platform of the station adjacent from London Road.
When will the project be completed?
How will passengers benefit?
Better access to the Ramsgate-bound platform, allowing for simpler journeys and an improved drop-off and pick-up point.
How will the community benefit?
A more accessible station for the community, enhancing the station for the long term.
How much is it costing?
£105,000 – from the Department for Transport’s ‘Access for All’ programme.