Folkestone Transportation

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    FOLKESTONE WEST
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    ROUNDHILL TUNNEL
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    The Cliff Lift on the Leas

    by St_Vincent Written May 31, 2009

    From the top of the Leas to the beach is quite a long drop and a very steep walk back up. To accommodate this there is a funicular railway/lift that connects the two. It dates back to 1885 and is looking a bit sad these days. From the notice outside it looks as if it only operates regularly between Easter and October. Outside of this period it only runs on Sundays. These hours may have been reduced even further as I believe the local council is giving up the lease on the lift, much against the wishes of residents who are arranging a petition. It would be a shame to lose it but I guess there's not so much call for it now that the Rotunda area that used to house an amusement park has been flattened for redevelopment.

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    MOTORWAYS

    by whitecliff62 Written Mar 10, 2006

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    The area of Folkestone is approched by 2 major motorways the main being the M20 and A20 which runs from Dover then Folkestone and then right through to London, an alternative way is to use the M2 or A2, this will take you from London via the outskirts of Canterbury and on to Dover where you can pick up the A20 to Folkestone

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    ROUNDHILL TUNNEL

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    ROUNDHILL TUNNEL

    Another photo of the roundhill tunnel, looking through to the northern end, which is one of the main roads into Folkestone. There is another tunnel which goes the other way towards Dover docks and beyond

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    ROUNDHILL TUNNEL

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    ROUNDHILL TUNNEL

    The roundhill tunnel was constructed about 4 years ago now and was built to link Folkestone and Dover via the M20 moterway. It was bored through the white chalk hills of Folkestone and takes away a vast amount of traffic that used to have to pass through Folkestone to get to Dover and the ports

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    FOLKESTONE'S 2ND STATION

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    FOLKESTONE WEST

    This is Folkestone west, it serves passengers from the west end side of Folkestone (Cheriton) although not every train stops here its still an important comuter station for trains going to London in the mornings
    Located at the top end of Cheriton road, next to Udrive car hire

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    FOLKESTONE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    FOLKESTONE CENTRAL

    Folkestone has 2 mainline train stations, this one is Folkestone central. You can get a direct train from here to London every hour and the journey takes around 1.30 mins. In the oppersit direction you can journey to Dover, Deal, ramesgate and then on to Margate
    Folkestone station is located off radnor park road, oppersit the park inn pub

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    GATEWAY TO FRANCE

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    CHANNEL TUNNEL

    Well what can i say about the channel tunnel. First of all its an engineering marvel of the 20th century, but thats as far as it goes if like me you live right next to the entrance. The tunnel has taken away what used to be a beautiful rural part of Folkestone and turned it in to stone (I HATE IT). But in the name of progress its here and its gonna stay here. Effeciently you can't falt the tunnel, trains are every 20 mins and are hardly ever late. There are i think 3 ways to board the trains 1st is from london waterloo station direct to paris, next you can catch the train from Ashford international station (brand new) and last you can drive your car on the train from Folkestone to france on one of the shuttles, which is on my bloody door step.

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    Eurotunnel

    by nhcram Updated Apr 12, 2005

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    view while on the crossing! Boring!!

    I have to tell you that I personally thought the time waiting at the Folkestone terminal was so slow that we ended up having to wait longer than we would have liked and then when we got in the queue for our train we were told that the train was shorter than normal and we were put on the next one. Just come back from another trip and this time it was better BUT still boring!!

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    Russian submarine.

    by miksu Updated Sep 22, 2002

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    Visit the Russian submarine on the harbour.
    £3.95 for adults.
    £2.50 for children.
    Open daily from 10:00am till 6:00pm in summer.

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