"Traffic? What Traffic?"
On St. Mary's Island, the car is definitely not king – when complete over 20 acres will be dedicated to open space. A network of traffic calmed roads, footpaths and cycleways give priority to cyclists and walkers, with most of the walkways designed to take people through the many green spaces.
Home zones have been created, providing an alternative traffic calming method to speed bumps. These include raised flowerbeds, hedges and other street furniture, designed to reduce local traffic speeds to below 20mph in some areas.
To encourage the use of bicycles, secure storage facilities have been incorporated into every apartment block.
The result is a quieter, cleaner and far more relaxed atmosphere on the whole Island. It is this kind of attention to detail that makes St. Mary's Island such a special place to live.
The Kings Ferry Dockside Shuttle Bus operates bus services between the Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre, Chatham town centre and Chatham Railway Station. For further details visit www.medway.gov.uk.
Kings Ferry also operate a coach service into London and Canary Wharf, picking up in Island Way East. For further details visit www.thekingsferry.co.uk.
The number 100 bus service runs approximately every 30 minutes during the day from Monday to Friday from St. Mary’s Island to Chatham Railway Station. For further details visit www.arrivabus.co.uk.
Ebbsfleet International Station
Ebbsfleet International Station is situated just a few minutes from junction 2 of the M25 and only 15 miles* from St. Mary’s Island. It offers easy access by High Speed 1 (HS1) from Kent to London and other important business destinations in Europe such as Lille, Paris, Brussels and other European cities.
Journey times from Ebbsfleet International Station
London St Pancras - 17 minutes**
London Stratford - 12 minutes**
Lille - 1 hour 9 minutes†
Paris - 2 hours 5 minutes†
Brussels - 1 hour 48 minutes†
Nearly half of Eurostar services will call at Ebbsfleet International Station, with timings to suit both business and leisure travellers. It will be a great alternative to air travel, and avoids the need for travel into central London for connections.
For more information about services from Ebbsfleet Interntational Station visit http://ebbsfleetinternational.co.uk/