Public meeting to discuss Ebbsfleet tram solution to ‘toxic triangle’ fears to be held at Three Daws pub

PUBLISHED: 12:08 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 30 June 2017

Could the popularity of tram lines such as Berlin's arrive in north Kent?

Could the popularity of tram lines such as Berlin's arrive in north Kent?

Armin Staudt

The meeting takes place on Friday evening

Campaigners are wary of a 'toxic triangle' caused by Thames crossing trafficCampaigners are wary of a 'toxic triangle' caused by Thames crossing traffic

Campaigners for a proposed tram line hoping to reduce pollution around north west Kent and Essex will be meeting on Friday.

Fears have been expressed of a ‘toxic triangle’ being created around Dartford, Gravesham and Grays once the Lower Thames Crossing is built in 2025.

Gordon Pratt, from London and Southern Counties Railway Consortium (LSCRC) has drawn up three potential lines to bring the areas together, connecting Bluewater, Ebbsfleet Garden City and the long awaited London Resort theme park in Swanscombe, with hopes the shift to tram will increase public transport use over the Thames.

On Friday, campaigners will meet at the Three Daws pub in Gravesend along with Professor Lewis Lesley, who led the campaign for a tram line in Preston, and Andrea Lee from environmental layer firm, Client Earth.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm and is expected to last until 9pm.

Transport campaigner James Willis said: “It’s great Professor Lewis wants to come to north Kent to support our campaign for cleaner air and public transport across the Thames.

“All are welcome to the free event and local residents’ feedback is welcome.”

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