The route - The crossing

Closed 20 Dec 2018

Opened 10 Oct 2018



This section covers the tunnel part of the route highlighted above.

The tunnel crossing will pass beneath the River Thames with its southern entrance located to the east of the village of Chalk, and its northern entrance to the west of East Tilbury.

On the southern section, the tunnel will pass under the:

  • A226
  • Lower Higham Road
  • Thames and Medway Canal
  • North Kent railway line
  • Thames Estuary and Marshes Ramsar site
  • South Thames Estuary and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • Metropolitan Police Service Specialist Training Centre at Gravesend

On the northern section, the tunnel will pass under the East Tilbury Marshes.

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re Proposed view inside the tunnel

The Crossing - Proposals

The crossing images

Proposed south tunnel entrance before and after

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re Proposed north tunnel entrance, looking south


Existing and proposed south tunnel entrance approach, looking north (Swipe across to compare image)

re Proposed south tunnel entrance, looking north

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