New high-speed plan revealed – Kent Online

According to Kent Online High-speed trains linking Ashford to Hastings could become a reality as soon as 2022.

The service would run on the existing Marshlink line between the towns, which would be updated with overhead electric wires to cater for the 140mph trains.

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1 Comment

  • Walter John Davies

    12 months ago / 2nd June 2018 @ 2:26 pm

    Marsh link.
    This is a lazy article, Putting wires up does nothing for speed. The track would need to be re ballasted throughout, realigned and doubled in places, and re-signalling would be required before faster running could take place. The business case to purchase a new fleet of trains for these few kilometres is risible. There is a risk to services to stations such as Ham Street and Appledore if this proposed new service were to be implemented, due to the need to keep the length of journey down.

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