Dover Fastrack Bus Route
Published: 22 May 2020
Dover District Council is seeking views on the proposed route of the Dover Fastrack, a rapid bus transit (RBT) system connecting Whitfield with Dover town centre and Dover Priory railway station. Residents can find out more about the proposal and comment online at www.dover.gov.uk/fastrack
Buses bearing the Fastrack livery will have priority on the proposed express route which will include a new bus, cycle and pedestrian-only bridge across the A2 at Whitfield, and a new link road from the B&Q roundabout in Whitfield to Dover Road at Guston. The junction with Dover Road will be for buses and bicycles only.
The wider route will pass through Market Square in the town centre, which is due to be redesigned as part of a £2.4m Coastal Community Fund project.
Kent County Council, as the highways authority, will consider the planning application for the development of the Fastrack route. The application will be submitted in August 2020.
A decision on the planning application is expected by the end of December 2020. Following further detailed design work, construction is expected to start mid-2021 and will take 18 months.