No-deal Brexit rehearsal tests traffic congestion in Kent
Road haulage body dismisses trial involving 79 lorry drivers as ‘window dressing’
The Department of Transport is carrying out a live trial of an emergency traffic congestion system to be used in Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit, with 79 lorry drivers participating.
The trucks started their journey at the disused Manston airport north of the port near Ramsgate at 7am on Monday and were due to make their way to Dover and return for a second test run at 11am.
Testing no deal Dover traffic. 79 lorries at disused airport in Kent lined up to make journey down to Dover. road haulage association says today’s test is window dressing and can’t possibly mimicking the reality of 6k lorries which will be held here in no deal pic.twitter.com/cFO7AiYpVg
Source: Guardian Transport