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18. Ebbsfleet Garden City by 2020.
A new garden city will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, following an announcement by George Osborne which may revive and transform the housing scheme planned for Ebbsfleet.†
20. Eurostar hits 10 million passengers 2013
Eurostar records indicate that 10 million passengers travelled it's services during 2013, setting a new record for travel on the channel tunnel. Passenger numbers leaped in the year of the the L...more Thu, Jan 2 2014
Eurostar offer seasonal youth rate for travellers under the age of 26. Tickets to Paris or Brussels, starting at upto 20% less from Ebbsfleet Station
Tickets are for Standard Class seats only. Each person should be less than 26 years of age on the departure date. Availability depends on train occupation and return dates per person. The low cost tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Eurostar promotions attract many holiday makers to travel from
Ebbfleet International. As you can drive in to Ebbsfleet
International and Ebbsfleet station car park has over 9000 car
parking spaces, no need to reserve spaces, open to the public 24/7/365. [LEARN MORE]
Ebbsfleet Station - The gem of Kent's Green Future...
Ebbsfleet International offers a faster alternative to London's busy airports.
Eurostar have set a target of 2012 to further reduce CO2 emissions by 25%. Air
operators have started a reduction in services, to Europe as Eurostar generates
10 times less CO2 than flying the same journey. Further
development in 2009, will see Ebbsfleet to London services and fastrack buses to
Gravesend and Dartford town centre, Bluewater.
2012 Olympics will attract visitors from Paris, Brussels and all over Europe, its estimated over 30% will be travelling on the high-speed rail via Ebbsfleet International train station. Eurostar customers receive free travel on National Rail train services connecting St Pancras and Stratford International.
Investigations are underway, which could bring London Crossrail project to Europe. Trains travelling on the high-speed rail via Ebbsfleet International train station may also run as far as Heathrow airport. St Pancras International already has trains to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, however direct services will be much faster and easier for commuters.
As planned, the high-speed train service Olympic Javelin
will shuttle Olympic visitors, directly from London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet and on to Europe. Southeastern plan to begin running test services by summer 2009. This will mark the start of high-speed rail in the UK. [LEARN MORE]
A 50-metre sculpture will represent Ebbsfleet and Ebbsfleet Valley to landmark the huge regeneration scheme in north Kent. It is estimated around 40 million people a year will travel past on trains and in cars, the sculpture been has commissioned £2m to cover the development cost. The final and winning sculpture a "Giant Horse" called Ebbsfleet Horse by Mark Wallinger will form the full size landmark, the announcement was made on Tuesday 10th February 2009. [EBBSFLEET ART SCUPLTURE]
Eurostar customers can use public transport connections by Fastrack buses, with direct bus
services to natioanl rail and many local stops such as Bluewater and as far as
Gravesend's historic town .... Customers can travel on the local express
Fastrack bus service to Ebbsfleet International Station. [LEARN MORE]
The development at Ebbsfleet Valley will progress over the next 25 years to provide around 10,000 new homes, offices, retail, leisure facilities and as well as over 17 acres of parks and landscapes. Recently the local Dartford Council approved plans for 1500 news homes at the Ebbsfleet development. Springhead Park developed by Countryside Properties and Land Securities, will be available in 2009.