Fastrack At The Bridge Development Dartford
The Bridge Dartford is a prestigious, regeneration development on a 100-hectare brownfield site comprising over 1 million ft2 of office and industrial premises and 1,500 houses in the Kent Thameside redevelopment zone.
Waterman was commissioned to undertake the Transportation Assessment for the whole development and the detailed design of the £20m Fastrack public transport system.
Fastrack is a privately funded, high quality bus based system providing direct links with Dartford and Greenhithe rail stations and the Bluewater retail park.
The Fastrack infrastructure includes over a mile of dedicated bus carriageway, bridge crossings over the M25 and A206, and GPS activated priority at all signalised junctions, provision of real-time information and stations.
The project also includes alterations to the existing highway as part of the S278 works, improvements to rail interchange facilities, as well as provision of integrated real-time passenger information along with smartcard ticket technology.
The Fastrack system won the ACE transportation award for innovation and Engineering Excellence.