GETTING AROUND

As a Garden City, Whitecliffe follows the principles of aiming to provide as many sustainable transport options as possible.  A Transport Review Group has been set up with a guiding role related to the delivery of public transport and monitoring traffic management.  The whole design of Whitecliffe ensures that movement within, into and out of the development will be easiest by walking, cycling and public transport to promote wellbeing and quality of life.

Whitecliffe benefits from excellent public transport links to all parts of the country as well as London, Kent and Europe.  Located 19 miles to the South East of Central London, Whitecliffe is in a key location, next to Bluewater Shopping Centre and Ebbsfleet International Train Station, with its 17 minute journey to Central London and Eurostar to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.   The latter provides links within 17 minutes via HS1 to central London and via Eurostar to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. These outstanding transport links are completed by the A2(M) which runs along the Northern boundary and the M25 which only 3 miles away. 

Research is currently being undertaken regarding a car share club and bike scheme.

Fastrack

Fastrack is the high-quality transport concept for the Thames Gateway area brought by Arriva.  State of the art vehicles follow a designated Fastrack route, stopping at bus stop stations with real time displays.  

The Fastrack corridor is a central route through each of the Whitecliffe villages, crossing Southfleet Road on the eastern side and connecting to the ‘shopper’s paradise’ that is Bluewater Shopping Centre in the west.  The Fastrack route through Castle Hill, Ashmere and Alkerden will be open in early 2022.

Click here to find out more. 

Ebbsfleet International Station

Regular trains from Ebbsfleet International run to London with around a 17 minute journey to St Pancras, with 57 services to the continent each week connecting to Paris, Brussels and Lille.  The station offers 5,000 secure parking spaces and a handy Park and Ride facility for residents.  For more information about the station and its facilities click here.

UK Timetable – Click here

Travel times:

St Pancras International – 17 mins
Gillingham – 29 mins
London Bridge – 38 mins
Charing Cross – 47 mins

Eurostar Timetable – Click here

Travel Times

Lille –  1hr 10mins
Brussels –  1hr 41mins
Paris  – 2hrs 05mins

Current Arriva Bus

The Arriva bus route runs throughout Castle Hill and to/from Ebbsfleet International Station and Swanscombe station.   A copy of the timetable can be found here  

Footpaths/cycling/walking

A large network of footpaths and cycleways is being planned through all the villages in Whitecliffe, connecting to the existing networks.  The central location of the Education Hub ensures maximum opportunities for walking and cycling.