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Train Departures in Europe

Help! To anyone who has any sort of train knowledge in Europe! I have traveled by train in Paris, Belgium, and Luxembourg but it has always been with someone!
This time I am traveling alone and will be taking the Chunnel from London Waterloo to Paris Nord, and then the Artesia Night Train from Paris Bercy Station in evening to Roma Termini Station arriving in morning.
I am wondering how early I should plan on arriving at the train stations before the time departure. I already have my train tickets purchased in advance like a smart traveler. But should I plan on arriving at station and 2 hours before departure to make it through security and find the correct train etc.

To anyone that has any advice on this subject I am very grateful! Thankyou for your time!

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During all of our train trips over the past 3 yrs, we have encountered security lines only in Spain, especially on trains heading to Madrid. As we havent taken Artesia , we can't say how it will be. Chunnel security was nothing special or time-consuming.
We dont remember security concerns on German, Austrian,French,Portuguese,Hungarian,Polish or Italian trains, either.