From 3rd September 2018 Fastrack service B began to serve Ingress Park in full, passing the new Community Centre before running on Tiltman Avenue to return to London Road. The change has been introduced following agreement with the developer Crest Nicholson to use the full link and sees the end of the need to turn midway through the site. A full timetable is available. Click to view the Arriva Bus timetable

Kent County Council took part in a seven-week electric bus trial, run by Volvo Bus and their technical partner ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, as part of their one-year demonstration programme across the UK.

Front view of electric fastrack bus

The electric bus will operate as an additional hourly service – running on the Fastrack A route between Greenhithe, Bluewater and Dartford from March 21 to May 9. The timetable can be found  here – Download Fastrack A Electric Bus Trial Timetable.pdf

The electric bus, a Volvo 7900e, produces no emissions and is driven by electric motors – providing up to 80% lower energy consumption than an equivalent diesel bus.

During the trial, the electric bus will recharge outside Greenhithe train station in under six minutes using Innovative OppCharge pantograph high-power charging technology.

The OppCharge makes the range of the bus limitless by allowing the bus to charge at convenient locations along the line of route – in fact, a bus can charge within 30 seconds.

Electric buses have great benefits for improving air quality and reducing CO2 emissions and the electric bus trial will allow us to gather evidence that electric vehicles can provide both financial and environmental benefits for the council in the longer term.

Paul Carter CBE cutting ribbon to begin electric bus trial.

Paul Carter CBE (right)

The electric bus is successfully operating in Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Most of the costs of the trial have been met by Volvo Bus and ABB.

The first permanent use of the Opp Charging technology in the UK will be in Harrogate expected to go live in May 2018.

Who is involved?

Key stakeholders include Kent County Council, Volvo, ABB (charging partners), Arriva as the bus operator for the Fastrack A route and Prologis who contract the Fastrack A service. Other stakeholders involved include Dartford Borough Council, Southeastern, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Bluewater.

 

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Fastrack Enquiries

Please contact the relevant department listed below with your Fastrack enquiry:

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEPARTMENTS BELOW ARE UNABLE TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS REGARDING SERVICE DISRUPTION CAUSED BY ADVERSE WEATHER, TRAFFIC CONGESTION OR OTHER EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS –

Fastrack Departments Contact Information
Enquiry Regarding Route Department Contact details
Times of Fastrack services A & B Traveline 0871 200 22 33
Fares, timetables and tickets A & B Arriva Customer Services Email Arriva Customer Services
0344 800 4411
Complaints or compliments regarding your travel experience A & B Arriva Customer Services Email Arriva Customer Services
0344 800 4411
Lost property A & B Arriva Kent Thameside Depot Email Lost Property
Reporting damage to shelters, ticket machines and other infrastructure (Route A only) A The Bridge Estate Management Company 0800 298 4330
Fastrack travel cards (For residents of The Bridge only) A The Bridge Estate Management Company 0800 298 4330
Reporting damage to shelters (Route B only).(Please quote the 8 digit shelter code in the format 3203-XXXX which can be found on the top front of the shelter)   B Clear Channel UK 24-hour Damage Hotline
0800 731 3699
Fastrack policy and future network development All routes Fastrack Manager, Kent Highways Email Fastrack
For all other enquiries All routes Click here for all other Fastrack enquiries.

Welcome to Fastrack

The award winning Bus Rapid Transit system

Fastrack provides fast reliable efficient transport across Kent Thameside. Fastrack is fast becoming the transport mode of choice for local journeys from new and existing developments around Dartford, Bluewater, Ebbsfleet and Gravesend. It links with the main Southeastern rail network at Dartford, Greenhithe (for Bluewater) and Gravesend as well as Ebbsfleet International.

Fastrack is an integral and essential part of the regeneration of the area, providing essential access to businesses & employment opportunities, education, healthcare and shopping.

In July 2015 a new fleet of 21 state of the art vehicles was introduced on routes A & B. Incorporating a fresh new design, charging points, wi-fi & leather seats and all of the features of the former fleet.

Read more about Fastrack

Contact us

Contact us

General website enquiries

The Bridge

The Bridge, a joint venture between ProLogis Developments Limited (the UK’s and Europe’s leading developer, investor and lessor of high quality distribution space) and Dartford Borough Council, is bringing forward a comprehensive, mixed-use development for a combination of employment uses:

The Bridge logo.
  • science park (with an Innovation Centre already open)
  • housing
  • local centre
  • primary school
  • leisure and recreational uses
  • open space
  • wildlife areas

The Bridge covers approximately 82 hectares of land and includes up to 1,500 new dwellings bringing about the redevelopment of the former Joyce Green Hospital and Littlebrook Lakes in a sustainable way.

A key feature of the project is a Fastrack public transport system that opened on 3 June 2007 linking The Bridge to Dartford Town Centre and the Bluewater Shopping Centre Complex.

Visit the bridge website for more information.

Business

advantages for businesses

By helping people to get around quickly and easily, Fastrack offers an enormous advantage to business in Kent Thameside.

It does this in two ways; firstly it offers greatly enhanced public transport for employees. And secondly it helps grow the customer base in the area by making retail and leisure destinations more accessible.

Ebbsfleet International Station.

If you are a business in Kent Thameside or considering locating in the area please use the contact page for more information or contact Locate in Kent.
Go to our contact page.
Visit the Locate in Kent website.

More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Destinations

Useful route information

Distance from Fastrack on foot

Fastrack Destinations


Destination

Facilities / Opportunities

 Nearest Fastrack Stop

Walking time from stop to destination

Gravesham Borough Council

Council offices, services & advice

Garrick Street

5 minutes

Woodville Halls

Theatre, conference & function rooms

Garrick Street

3 minutes

Gravesend Heritage Quarter

Riverside regeneration project

Garrick Street

5 minutes

Gravesend Town Centre

Shops, cafes, bars, Tilbury Ferry

Garrick Street

(from) 1 minute

The Old Rectory

Grade II listed building, office units

The Old Rectory

2 – 3 minutes

Springhead Park

Housing development, set in acres of parkland

The Old Rectory

5 – 6 minutes

Ebbsfleet International

High Speed international & domestic rail services

Ebbsfleet International

1 minute

Eurostar

International rail services from Ebbsfleet Intl

Ebbsfleet International

1 minute

Ebbsfleet Utd Football Club

Blue Square Premier football club

Stonebridge Road

1 – 2 minutes

Swanscombe Heritage Park

Home of The Swanscombe Skull

Craylands Lane

10 minutes

Ingress Park

Riverside housing development

The Avenue

5 – 6 minutes

Bluewater

Shopping centre, cinema complex, bars, restaurants

Bluewater

1 – 2 minutes

Darent Valley Hospital

Accident & Emergency, Acute health services

Darent Valley Hospital

1 – 2 minutes

Leigh Technology Academy

City Technology Academy since 2007

Princes Avenue

1 minute

Dartford Football Club

Blue Sq League football club, function rooms

Princes Park

1 minute

The Bridge, Dartford

Housing development, Nucleus Innovation Centre

Various Route A stops

(no more than) 5 minutes

Dartford Town Centre

Shops, cafes, bars, Prospect Place

Home Gardens

3 – 4 minutes

Orchard Theatre

Theatre, conference & function rooms

Home Gardens

1 minute

Dartford Borough Council

Council offices, services & advice

Home Gardens

3 – 4 minutes