Calais migrant crisis prompts plan to turn Kent airport into lorry car park

Calais migrant crisis prompts plan to turn Kent airport into lorry car park

Use of mothballed Manston airport as overflow for Europe-bound lorries expected to avert cross-Channel delays caused by migrants in Calais

The M20 in Kent was open in both directions and Channel tunnel trains running on Monday morning as plans were being developed to avert further delays being caused by desperate migrants in Calais.

There were some delays to the cross-Channel service, but drivers reported clear roads to Eurotunnel’s Folkestone terminal – in marked contrast to the clogged roads across Kent in recent days.

Related: The truth about the people and numbers in loud and furious migration debate

Some relief #operationstack today. I reject any proposals #Manston as lorry park. A256 inadequate, shift of problem #EastKent unacceptable.

Due to an incident on the terminal in the process of being resolved there is a 2 hour wait to our Passenger service from Folkestone ^CM

Related: The Guardian view on the UK’s new migrant controls: proof of panic | Editorial

Continue reading…

Source: Guardian Transport

<a href="Calais migrant crisis prompts plan to turn Kent airport into lorry car park” target=”_blank”>Calais migrant crisis prompts plan to turn Kent airport into lorry car park