Consultation outcome

Folkestone Harbour: closure of branch line and station

This consultation has concluded

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Summary of responses to consultation on proposed closure of the Folkestone Harbour branch line and station plus Department for Transport comments

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Detail of outcome

As a result of responses to this consultation we modified the proposal so that the area affected is limited to the Network Rail lease area. We referred the proposal to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for ratification in May 2014, as required under legislation.

The ORR has now completed the ratification process and is content for the closure of the railway branch line of Folkestone Harbour and associated station to go ahead. The ratification notice (PDF, 120 KB), dated 31 July 2014, is available to view on the ORR website.

The closure will not take effect until 4 weeks after the date of ratification. There are no passenger services affected by this closure.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 20 November 2013 12:00am to
28 February 2014 12:00am

Summary

Seeking views about permanent closure of Folkestone Harbour railway branch line and station.

Documents

Closure of Folkestone Harbour branch and station

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Folkstone Harbour network and station closure notice

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Consultation description

The Department for Transport is asking for feedback on our proposals to close Folkestone Harbour’s railway branch line and associated railway station. The branch line is 1 mile long and runs between Folkestone East Junction and Folkestone Harbour station.