Now I am based close to King's Cross (St Pancras) my journey times have been nicely reduced. If I leave the house at 6.05am I can be at Folkestone West by 6.20am in time for the 6.26am fast train. The journey time on the train is 52mins, as opposed to the old travel time of 1 1/2 hours using the slow services. I can now be in work for 7.30am which means I can leave at 4pm. If I leave at 4pm then I can catch the 4.12pm from St Pancras and arrive in Folkestone West for 5.07pm. Get home for 5.20pm. What a difference this makes to the time I get at home. Thanks high speed train service.