– Mary Portas
This promotion sums up the spirit of the Portas Pilots. Everyone playing their part to bring the buzz back to our town centres. Get on board and find out what all the fuss is about."
– Charles Horton, Southeastern's Managing Director
"Margate is one of Mary Portas' Pilot Towns and Southeastern is pleased to support the initiative. Since we launched the high speed service in 2009, we've seen passenger numbers from London to Margate increase by around 60 percent. We've also seen a boost in numbers following the opening of the Turner Contemporary and the town is very popular in the summer, but we see less passengers travelling in the winter months.