A new 24 hour bus route named Fastrack AZ has launched to serve Amazon’s warehouse in Dartford though is also usable by the general public.
The route runs from Dartford to the new depot, the east to Greenhithe, Swanscombe, Ebbsfleet and Gravesend.
Frequencies are every 15 minutes during the day and 30 minutes overnight.
This being a deregulated bus route outside London, fares aren’t the cheapest at £2.50 for a single except for very short routes in Dartford which do not extend to the Amazon depot.
The depot is due to eventually provide 1,300 jobs, though it’s location beside Dartford crossing will add to already substantial traffic.
The last couple of weeks have seen daily queues extending back miles when heading northbound.
Could more radical measures such as a free bus funded by Amazon to discourage traffic have been a goal here?
That would possibly lead more to give up cars, though issues with delivery lorries and vans would remain.
The site was formerly Littlebrook Power Station until closure over a number of stages in the past decade.