Folkestone Central and Folkestone West to get high speed trains (but not Sandling)

Folkestone Central and Folkestone West to get high speed trains (but not Sandling)

This info from this week's KM Extra free sheet, but has been made public by Southeastern Trains. I did wonder just how fast the high speed service could be if it stopped at all the little stations along the way.

No mention of the services from Central, but apparently Folkestone West will only get one high speed service an hour.

Have you noticed they're doing up Folkestone West? Station buildings on both sides of the track are being renovated. It makes sense to me if West became the main station, as there's room around it to expand and use for parking, Folkestone Central seems a bit penned in.

All good news for Folkestone anyway (though less so for Hythe).

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This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.