KenEx Tram – Transforming the environment and economies of the Thames Gateway
Thames Gateway Tramlink is a tram proposal to directly connect Dartford, Gravesend and Grays with sustainable transport infrastructure creating an integrated and enhanced local economy.
Congestion busting – removes traffic from the (A282) Dartford Crossing and local roads.
The environment – contributes to improving air quality as a result of transfer from road to tram.
Community friendly – sustainable links for local communities
Why a tram?
Many countries have now seen the need for efficient and sustainable methods of transport that is both cost-effective and kind to the environment. Quality of life and good
health are seen as highly desirable. As a result, we have seen cities around the world introduce and enforce traffic restrictions to attempt to reduce the levels of road traffic
and the resulting harmful and damaging air pollution.
Trams are just such a cost-effective and sustainable solution to the problem so it should come as no surprise that around 20 new tram systems around the world are due to open in 2017 alone with many further systems being extended or enhanced.
The local area around the Dartford Crossing is particularly affected by some of the highest levels of pollution in the UK resulting in local health and quality of life being compromised.
Further information will be posted as the plans for the Kenex Tram are developed. Enquiries from residents, communities, elected representatives, media, businesses and other stakeholders are welcome.