100% passport checks will mean ferry port gridlock, say coach operators

100% passport checks will mean ferry port gridlock, say coach operators

Ministers hope last-minute decision to phase in exit checks for Eurotunnel and cross-Channel ferry passengers will prevent peak-time queues

Coach passengers leaving Britain could face peak-time queues of up to 1,000 passengers an hour when 100% passport checks are imposed on its ports next week, transport operators have warned.

Home Office ministers have agreed a phased introduction of the exit checks from Wednesday, which David Cameron promised would be in place by the general election.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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