New 24 hour bus route launched to serve Amazon’s vast Dartford distribution depot

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.

Courtesy Go Ahead

Frequencies are every 15 minutes during the day and 30 minutes overnight.

Full route

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.

Traffic

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.

 

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4 thoughts on “New 24 hour bus route launched to serve Amazon’s vast Dartford distribution depot

  • August 24, 2021 at 8:04 pm
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    Does this AZ route accept the seniors freedom pass?

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  • August 25, 2021 at 8:02 pm
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    Erm, I think it is free for Amazon staff. But why should Amazon subsidise everyone else’s travel directly? What should happen is that our shambolic Government should tax these companies properly and them be responsible for things like more affordable bus travel.

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  • August 28, 2021 at 11:38 am
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    I have heard that there are also plans for either a new IKEA or possibly just an IKEA distribution warehouse on this same site. That’s going to potentially mean even more traffic and disruption in the area unless it is just a distribution point. This could be an ideal location since it still has a pier and deliveries could come direct to the doorstep from Sweden! Ohh.. sorry… too logical!!!

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