Maidstone East redevelopment and Thameslink services
Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council are bringing forward ambitious plans to redevelop the area around Maidstone East railway station, including the adjacent commuter car park and Cantium House. This multi-million-pound landmark regeneration project is crucial to transforming this key gateway to the County Town.
A major boost to the town is also expected in 2019 when the new Thameslink Services commence. The new train service will operate from Maidstone East to London Bridge with direct trains to Cambridge. This will be a significant improvement to rail services and journey times (around 52 minutes to London Bridge) and will make Maidstone East more attractive to commuters, residents and visitors, increasing footfall and station usage.