From 2009, the trains will run between London's King's Cross station and Ashford in 36 minutes - less than half the time it takes at present. London to Canterbury journeys, which currently take 102 minutes, will come down to 60 minutes, while London to Folkestone, currently a journey that can take up to 98 minutes, will come down to 62.5 minutes.
Front page of the Evening Standard yesterday, with pictures of the new bullet trains, though they do say ticket prices are likely to rise by SEVENTY percent, yoinks. Canterbury is sounding more attractive than Folkestone right now, though I do like being right on the sea, and it's still affordable here.
Over to you, discussion about anything local, but please be considerate... Folkestone on TV, Kent gigs, find a flatmate, rent a room, news, what' new, local events, for sale, whatever... hmm this kinda slumped a bit didn't it? But it's still here after most of the other johnny-come-latelies gave up again! Folkestone Gerald was here before Folkestone was cool, and it'll still be here after! Probably. Email me if you want to do a deal, pauly @ this domain