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Calais travel

Posted by sirius-400550 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago


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Posted by pointgrey - 3 years ago

Hi - my niece and family were due to sail on the 3.30 ferry from Calais this afternoon. Just after they joined the ferry queue tyres were lit about half a mile in front of them. They phoned dfds who advised them to go immediately to Dunkirk where they were the last to board a ferry and are now within sight of Dover. Not what we wanted to hear, but hope everyone in the queue is safe. 

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Posted by Brian Stone - 3 years ago

A similar report in the Telegraph:


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Posted by noblesse-404553 - 3 years ago

If you're going this afternoon or this evening, things might not be so rosy


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Posted by BarbaraH-966119 - 3 years ago

Hi, my brother and sister in law went back on the ferry today and it was all ok this (the Calais) side. Good luck!

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Posted by sirius-400550 - 3 years ago

So it's looking hopeful for travelling by the ferry at Calais?.    Because I have (like most people I'm sure) to be somewhere, I am a bit worried about spending either hours at the port, or hours on the road once arriving in Dover.     The tunnel is out of the question !

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Posted by buttermaker - 3 years ago

I travelled last Wednesday when operation stack was in operation and there was industrial action at Calais port. the journey from near Reading to Dover was very straightforward, the only holdup being slow moving traffic on Jubilee Way. Given that it was also the start of the school holidays it was nothing to worry about. The sailing was delayed, but only by an hour or so. The trip to the UK the day before had been totally unaffected.

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Posted by kenrose - 3 years ago

My husband has given up trying to get thru' the tunnel next Sunday, as a frequent traveller.  I have just booked him on a Brittany Ferry to Portsmouth. He is coming to N/W Kent.  So it is a right nuisance to all persons trying to cross the Channel.  I wish you luck with your travel arrangements.

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Posted by Live&Love - 3 years ago

I have family that live 30 mins from Dover and they tell me it's a nightmare with Operation Stack.