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Manston reopening to include 'up to eight' night flights

A cargo night flight takes off from Manston airport. Picture: Simon Burchett

15 June 2017

A team of investors have admitted they may need to operate up to eight cargo flights a night if their plans to reopen Manston airport are approved.


Bus company's pollution fight

One double decker could take 75 cars off the road, says Stagecoach. Picture courtesy of Stagecoach

07 June 2017

Stagecoach says one bus could replace 75 cars to ease pollution.


Labour deny crossing reports

An artist's impression of the proposed tunnel

05 June 2017

The party has clarified its stance on the Lower Thames Crossing after the shadow transport secretary suggested it should be reconsidered.

Labour pledges to cut rail fares

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

01 June 2017

A Labour government would slash rail fares - saving commuters more than £1,000 a year, it's been claimed.


'Overdue' gyratory sends politicians into a spin

The newly revamped gyratory system

01 June 2017

Politicians are at loggerheads... over whether a town's £7.5m gyratory system is behind schedule.


Labour pledge to reconsider crossing

An artist's impression of the proposed tunnel at Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing

31 May 2017

Labour has said it will re-examine the decision to approve a new Lower Thames Crossing linking Kent and Essex if it is elected.


The face of future transport for north Kent?

Transport campaigners are proposing the KenEx Thames Transit, which would provide an alternative to the Dartford Crossing and Lower Thames Crossing connecting Kent and Essex

29 May 2017

A £600m scheme to build an underground tram linking Kent with Essex has gained cross-party support.


'Time to drop Stack park' - councillor

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

25 May 2017

Plans for a huge lorry park off the M20 to ease delays during Operation Stack should be reviewed or even dropped, a councillor has claimed.


Eurostar to launch Amsterdam service

Eurostar's new service to Amsterdam will not stop in Kent when it launches, according to KCC transport chiefs

23 May 2017

The train company is to run direct trains to the Netherlands by the end of the year – but there are questions over whether it will stop in the county.


Government urged to reduce high speed rail fares

A high speed train

22 May 2017

The government is to be urged to bring down the cost of Kent's high-speed rail service when it decides who should run the network from next year.


Train fares rise

Cleaners on Southeastern and Southern trains may go on strike. Stock image.

21 May 2017

Off-peak train travellers will have to pay more for their trips on Southeastern services.


No end in sight for Stack woes

Operation Stack creates chaos in Kent

15 May 2017

A lorry park off the M20 will not be open this year to deal with Operation Stack overflow, it's been revealed.


'Keep our small stations' plea

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

15 May 2017

Transport chiefs have called on the government to commit to train services under threat in train operator proposals.


Shares slip despite record quarter

DFDS revenues have increased

12 May 2017

Shares in DFDS fell 1% despite revealing its best-ever first quarter result as revenues increased 4% in the opening three months of the year.

Peston: No deal means 'queues for miles'

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

10 May 2017

Failing to get a trade agreement with the EU after Brexit would lead to “queues going back miles” from Kent’s ports, says ITV journalist Robert Peston


Forcing ferry firms to hunt stowaways 'will cause chaos'

Freight traffic is facing delays at the Port of Dover

09 May 2017

Government plans for ferry operators to check for illegal migrants could cause chaos, companies have warned.


Kent investors 'richer than McCartney'

The De Haans are reportedly richer than Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell

05 May 2017

The Sunday Times rich list for 2017 ranks these Kent businessmen as richer than Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney.

Neighbours oppose plans for new air ambulance base

The Hangar 10 base at Redhill

04 May 2017

A new air ambulance base at one of Kent's airports will send property prices plummeting, neighbours have claimed.


Manston's best hopes of re-opening remain with RiverOak says Sir Roger

Parliamentary candidate for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale

03 May 2017

North Thanet parliamentary hopeful Sir Roger Gale queries news of another Manston contender.


Consultation handling ‘scandalous’ say campaigners

How the proposed Lower Thames Crossing will look, with a bored tunnel between the villages of Chalk and Shorne to Essex

02 May 2017

The Government may have been misled on the amount of opposition to a Lower Thames Crossing, after the views of 13,000 people were counted as 14.

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