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.
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
Source: Guardian Transport