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Last Trains to London from Dover 9.20pm too early!

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Last Trains to London from Dover 9.20pm too early!

We would like to complain about the last trains to London from Dover being c9.20pm!

This is far too early to make a good shopping trip and return.

The French shops open to 10pm some days.

It means you have to leave France about 5pm to get back.

Why cant the UK Rail Co run later trains for trippers

in a more sympathetic in tune with France fashion rather than an outdated stick in the mud 1960s dated timetable?

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2. Re: Last Trains to London from Dover 9.20pm too early!

The last train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross leaves at 10.00 arriving just after midnight.

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3. Re: Last Trains to London from Dover 9.20pm too early!

In our experience writing letters to Rail Companies attempting to register views or change policy is largely a waste of time.

As Napoleon said "A letter unawnsered awnsers itself"

Anyway they get paid enough to use their imaginations to seek out expansion opportunities and pro actively sort out customers problems.

Well there may be a train at 10.00....ish...

if it runs......some 30-40 mins later,

However if there arises any sort of a delay in catching the ferry its hell.

A UK customs stop can take 30 minutes,A storm hours as can a French Fishermans strike,

Considering the last ferries leave around 6pm,8pm its very tight timing.

One generally arrives completely shattered at Charing Cross around Midnight when one has to contend with the last tube,(around 12.15)packed with idiot clubbers.

On one occassion the tripper fell sound asleep and ended up at Orpington at 1am and had to fork out 30 pounds for a taxi home!

the trains jolt and have many delays at lights etc.

Come On The French have had electrification for 30 years-weve still got this donkey pace system for a journey that takes 30 mins by Eurostar!!!!!!!

They need a 4times faster line AND trains that run and get into London at 12.30,1.00pm,1,30pm etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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