Canterbury to York, only 8 minutes to change trains in London. Can a family of 4 do this in the 8 minute time frame?

Hello, 1st time in the UK and 1st time on the Rail Europe. Family of 4 are traveling from Cambridge to York, there is a train transfer with a 8 minute time schedule to switch trains. Can this be done?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 14, 2017 16:06
    Hi,

    For your trip from Canterbury to London, I would recommend choosing one of the trains that departs out of Canterbury West and arrives into the London St Pancras station. Not only are these the most frequent trains from Canterbury to London, but the St Pancras station is directly adjacent to the King's Cross station, which is the station in London from where the trains to York depart.

    Since St Pancras and King's Cross are next to one another, you would just walk to get from one to the other. Even though these stations are so close, I would definitely allow yourself more than 8 minutes to change trains. At the minimum, I would recommend that you give yourself 20 minutes.

    To arrange for a transfer time of your choosing, you would just do a separate search each segment of a connection. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Canterbury to London and then another search for trains from London to York.
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  • Thank you very much. Based on that info I looked at my ticket again (sorry1st timer here with the train thing) based on the ticket info, the train travels to St. Pancras and states "walk" and then arrives at Kings Cross. At that time I switch trains and we have 8 minutes to switch trains at Kings Cross. Can you explain what "walk" means. I'm also assuming at that time when we arrive at Kings Cross, 8 minutes is ample to time to get on the next train?
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