This is where cars and lorries are put on the Eurotunnel car-carrying shuttle trains to go through the tunnel to France.Your Eurostar train passes through the middle of the terminal non-stop, and the train manager announces that you are about to enter the Channel Tunnel.To the left of the train, over the top of the adjacent M2 motorway bridge, you can see Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle in the distance.
A few Eurostars still call at Ashford International station, a major railway junction in east Kent, but most Eurostars now 'fly' over the town on a huge flyover, with the station way below you, the town centre to the left and the old Southern Railway Ashford works to your right.
Just 35 minutes from St Pancras, the fields and hedgerows of east Kent give way to the roadways and check-in lanes of the Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal.
Most of these classic trains will be withdrawn by the end of 2018, but 8 will be refurbished into e300 trains.
You bring your bags with you and put them on the luggage racks.
You'll see the French terminal for the car-carrying trains away to your left.