Crossrail via Ebbsfleet
Geoff Hoon, the Secretary of State for Transport, has recently visited Ebbsfleet with Dartford MP, Dr Howard Stoate to reconsider the case for extending Crossrail out as far as North Kent.
Initial investigations in to the join venture were rejected as the Crossrail trains would share tracks with other trains and could cause delays as a consequence, also it was thought that a cross platform interchange with Crossrail at Abbey Wood station would work.
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 commuter.