Kent’s European connection

Central Railway was formed to champion and develop a modern, cross-border freight railway linking the road and rail systems of Britain and the near Continent via Kent. Its main shuttle services carrying lorry trailers will achieve a large-scale transfer of freight from road to rail plus wider transport and environmental benefits.

Think of Central Railway as a long extension of the successful Channel Tunnel lorry shuttle service to key industrial areas. We will provide high frequency, reliable services at a lower cost than current transport methods, becoming the most commercially attractive alternative for the majority of road hauliers and logistics companies.

Moving property

Many belongings are transported via air or sea when people are moving homes. They are a much more popular choice than railways. At the moment railways in France and Britain have neither the capacity nor the height under bridges to carry lorries, making them uncompetitive for freight transport. The railway will be able to carry any size of UK and Continental trains, and trains carrying double stack containers.

Central Railway will be an integral part of national rail systems, representing a valuable infrastructure investment. The project could be financed by the international capital markets, and not therefore at public expense. Broader benefits include regional economic regeneration, fewer HGVs on motorways and reductions in CO2 emissions.

Throughout the United Kingdom steam locomotives could commonly be seen up until quite recently. The middle of the twentieth century saw them slowly be replaced by diesel and electric engines.


These kinds of engines, although quicker than steam locomotives, lack the romantic charm of an old steam horse coughing up a trail of steam as it chugs across the English countryside, passing through mountain tunnels and across beautiful bridges. Our website pays respect to this aspect of the UK’s past.



If you are interested in UK Railways, please contact us and we shall endeavour to answer your questions.



  • The UK Railways website is not connected to the old Kent Rail website.
  • If you wish to know more about the Kent Rail website please contact them directly.

New Railways

There are many new railways built every year around the world connecting remote towns and cities.

Every year the tracks need additional work to maintain their safety and ensure all goods and passengers are delivered safely and securely.