Thanet Parkway is the district’s first new railway station in 97 years, since Ramsgate and Dumpton Park stations were opened in 1926. The station is strategically located between Ramsgate and Minster, and opened to passengers on Monday 31 July.
Thanet Parkway will improve rail connections between East Kent, London and the wider southeast region. It will provide local residents, businesses and visitors with better access to mainline and high speed train services.
The station has been jointly funded by the government’s Department for Transport (DfT); South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP); Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Thanet District Council; East Kent Spatial Development Company; and Kent County Council. The level crossings at Cliffsend and Sevenscore have also been upgraded as part of the project.
The project was funded with £14 million from the SELEP Local Growth Fund and £12 million from the Getting Building Fund.