KenEx Tram

KenEx Tram is a sustainable public transport proposal situated in the heart of The Thames Estuary Growth area.

The tram proposal connects Dartford, Swanscombe, Gravesend, Ebbsfleet International and Grays, creating an integrated and enhanced local economy, never enjoyed before by communities either side of the Thames.


The Aim

Is to provide sustainable public transport infrastructure that supports residential developments either side of the Thames with excellent connections to places of work, recreation, retail and health facilities – key enablers for estuary growth expected over the next 30 years.


Thames Gateway Tramlink Ltd. fully support the UK Government target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Community & Relationships

KenEx wouldn’t be at this stage in our business without the support and encouragement from others who share our vision. Strong relationships within local businesses and communities are essential as we progress KenEx Tram. As you can see form the scrolling list, KenEx has grown substantially within the region.

Thames Gateway Tramlink Ltd.

Is a forward thinking public transport consultancy located at East London’s Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME).


Why A Tram?

Many countries have seen the need for efficient and sustainable methods of transport that is both cost-effective and kind to the environment. Quality of life and good health are seen as highly desirable. As a result, we have seen cities around the world introduce and enforce traffic restrictions in an attempt to reduce levels of road traffic and the resulting harmful & damaging air pollution.


Trams are a cost-effective and sustainable solution to the problem, so it should come as no surprise that around 20 new tram systems around the world opened in 2019 alone with many further systems being extended or enhanced.


The area around the congested Dartford Crossing is particularly affected by some of the highest levels of pollution in the UK, resulting in local health and quality of life being compromised.

Kenex tram – Key Benefits


Removing the cross river barrier, enabling connectivity for new employment opportunities.


Congestion Busting

Removes traffic from the (A282) Dartford Crossing and local roads.



Contributes to improving air quality as a result of transfer from road to tram.



Fast, Clean & Affordable transport for local communities.



Estimated at £900M (10% of the Lower Thames Crossing Project) KenEx is anticipated to remove 10% of local traffic from the road network.

Contact us

Further information will be posted on this website as the KenEx Tram project matures.

Enquiries from residents, communities, elected representatives, media, businesses and other stakeholders are welcome.