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Dynamic Bus Facility

Artist's impression of the new bus station in ChathamMedway Council’s Cabinet approved the appointment of leading UK construction group Morgan Sindall (www.morgansindall.com/) to build the new Chatham bus station.

The attractive, landscaped station – due for completion soon - will use GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technology to track the progress of buses and feed customers up-to-the-minute arrival and departure times on digital display boards. It will replace the inadequate and outdated bus station inside The Pentagon shopping centre.

The bus station is being paid for from the funds that Medway receives from the Homes and Communities Agency as a key part of the Thames Gateway regeneration area.

The new bus station (to be used by all local bus operators) will have 19 stops including six on Waterfront Way, the new ground-level bus, and the taxi and cycle route that follows the route of the demolished Sir John Hawkins Way flyover.

There will be a travel information and ticketing centre with public toilets and vending machines for refreshments. The bus station canopies will each have a living green sedum roof creating an attractive view from high points such as Fort Amherst.

Waiting areas beneath the canopy roofs will be protected from the weather by tall glass screens. The White House in Riverside Gardens will be refurbished as a base for drivers and office space for bus station managers.

Part of Globe Lane car park has been closed to accommodate the contractor’s site compound and the construction works. Access to the remaining spaces is from Medway Street only.

Update 15 July 2011 - there will be resurfacing work on the Brook between Globe Lane and the old police station access from 25 to 29 July.  To minimise traffic disruption we plan to do this overnight - between 8 pm and 6 am.  Download details of the resurfacing work.  

In order to manage the traffic safely, this section of the Brook will be narrowed to one lane only and  Whiffens Avenue closed to traffic during these times.  A signed diversion route avoiding Whiffens Avenue will be in place via the Brook, Slicketts Hill, Cross Street and Rope Walk.

Spaces lost at Globe Lane have been compensated for by the re-opening of the 150-space Sir John Hawkins Car Park, off Waterfront Way, with an entrance on the corner of Best Street, outside St John's Church.


For more information contact Medway Regeneration by telephone: 01634 306000 or by email: info@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Medway Regeneration, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR