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Eurotunnel: Brexit transition deal helps swell predictions

Cross-Channel operator says growth in 2022 has been boosted by Brexit talks as it delivers strong first quarter figures

Major changes to train timetables planned

Southeastern is introducing new timetables which will see the end of some commuter services and longer journeys for some.


Ministers to consider live exports ban

Live animal exports could be banned under government plans set out today.


Planning application sent to reopen airport

A company hoping to reopen an airport which has been closed for nearly four years has submitted a planning application to ministers.


Eurostar cancellations as rail workers strike

Eurostar has been forced to cancel trains today due to strikes in France, but has pledged to run more than 80% of its usual services.

Ferry operator fined after crash

A company and its director who used to run a ferry service in Kent has been ordered to pay £16,000 after a crash.


New M20 'holding area' plan for Op Stack

The transport secretary has discussed new plans to use stretches of the M20 as a holding area for lorries when Operation Stack is brought in.


Takeover of frozen food firm given go-ahead

A US food giant has completed its takeover of a wholesaler in the county after being given the all-clear by competition authorities.

Takeover at family truck dealer

A van and truck dealer is under new ownership after its family owners decided to sell up.

Air ambulance flies off to new base

Kent's air ambulance service is preparing to return to its former base in Rochester after 18 years in Marden.


Plan to recruit more women train drivers

Attempts are underway to make the sector less male-dominated as figures show only 6% of drivers across the UK are women.


£10m project to upgrade high speed train services

Passengers in part of Kent have been promised faster and more direct train services.


Port boss quits

The chief executive of a major Kent port is leaving his post, weeks after it emerged colleagues had complained about his behaviour.


Firms dispute council traffic figures

Business owners have taken a sceptical view of council figures about rush hour traffic around a busy industrial park.


Brexit: How Kent's transport network stacks up

In the first in a series of articles, political editor Paul Francis asks whether Brexit is likely to bring traffic gridlock to Kent’s roads.


Government under pressure over Kent border checks

It comes after transport minister Chris Grayling said there would be no lorries stopped at ports after Brexit.


Port chief faces inquiry

A Kent port authority is looking into allegations concerning the behaviour of its chief executive.


'We will not allow Kent to be gridlocked after Brexit'

The transport secretary has vowed to keep Kent's roads moving following concerns raised on Question Time the county would be gridlocked after Brexit.


Lorry park turns away 500 vehicles a week

A truckstop is turning away 500 vehicles each week and has hired five staff to deal with demand.

Deadline looms for Kent's rail bidders

Companies hoping to take over Kent's rail services at the end of the year have until the end of today to submit their bids.

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