Thanet Parkway station

The new Thanet Parkway station is situated between Ramsgate and Minster in Kent. The station can accommodate Southeastern's spacious 12-car trains offering highspeed services to London St Pancras International in just 70 minutes, as well as Mainline connections to London terminals and across Kent.

A new road provides access to the station from the A299 Hengist Way. There is parking available for 293 cars, including 16 Blue Badge holders, and there are 12 charging points for electric vehicles. Secure cycle racks are also available.

Parking at the station was free for an introductory period but charging started as of Monday 15 January. Please visit our car parking page for more information on how to register.


Thanet Parkway is rated Category A for accessibility and has step-free lifts to both platforms. We are currently operating a pilot scheme for Assisted Boarding Points at this station, providing customers needing assistance the confidence that they are in the right position to get assistance needed for their journey.

Wayfinding tactile paving has also been placed throughout the station to assist those who have a visual impairment. There are 11 Help Points, with hearing loops, connecting to our control centre and there is extensive CCTV coverage to ensure customer safety.

Waiting shelters and seating areas have been provided on platforms to offer customers comfort while they wait for their train.


Thanet Parkway offers highspeed commuter links and direct connections to a wide range of leisure destinations.

Below is a small selection of the travel times to popular destinations. You can check all train times to and from Thanet Parkway on our online journey planner.

  • 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

Supporting the local economy

The development at Thanet Parkway has been driven by Kent County Council as they wanted to improve transport connectivity for this part of east Kent and support the local economy.

You can find out more on the Kent County Council website.

Constructing our new station

front of Thanet Parkway station with the station signage front left

Network Rail was the lead partner on the construction of our new station, and the development is part of a wider programme to upgrade several level crossings between Ramsgate, Canterbury West and Ashford International.

The line speed has also been increased to make up for the time that trains will be stopping at the new station.

You can find out more details about the programme on the Network Rail website.