Calais Closed Again

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  1. scousebird

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    They need attending to with a big pointy stick!
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    MyFerryLink is a cooperative run by ex Sea France crew and staff, but the vessels are owned by Eurotunnel and leased to MyFerryLink. Our Competition and Markets Authority has ruled that having any single operator controlling more than 50% of the cross-channel infrastructure is not on, so Eurotunnel have been ordered to sell up. DFDS are waiting to acquire 2 of the 3 ships and MyFerryLink is due to close down on 2 July.

    Watch this space..
     
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    After using it on the idiots from the Competition and Markets Authority (Monopolies Commission) who thought having 2 ferry companies was better for competition than 3 !
     
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    Phew, just got back in time. They were threatening to kick off on Saturday so we arrived 1 1/2 hours early at Calais but found no problem then.

    Trevor
     
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    MyFerrylink their home page suggests sailings OK until after the 2nd July. Guess who hopes to travel home on Myferrylink 2nd July:cautious:
     
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    The word is that DFDS will honour any myferrylink bookings
     
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    BUT the other word is they are not... Someone on Facebook group just had a refund off My ferry and told to book elsewhere.. Anyone booked after 2nd July had been check and make certain. I did hear of some busy dates already being sold out..
     
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    Their Twitter feed suggests otherwise.

    https://twitter.com/myferrylink
     
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    Crossing or not crossing tomorrow from Calais with P&O, My ferry are transferring bookings to Chunnel, DFDS are advising booked units to go to Dunkirk. We is stuck until it clears. Have pulled on to campsite until the morning, have internet to keep track on the updates.
     
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    Thought you were already in the UKm ?
     
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    Thanks, I'd looked at their twitter feed. I'd better go to their office tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
     
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    My sister and her husband just messaged me, stuck in Calais should have crossed today. They are not sure if it will be tomorrow or not. Unfortunately they are towing a caravan so not sure what their options are.
     
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    Well appears that Calais is still closed. Have managed to buy a ticket with DFDS tomorrow morning 6 a.m. from Dunkirk. Will keep you informed of the situation, suppose there will be a knock-on effect there due to increased traffic.
     
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    The Kent Messenger is reporting that operation stack will be in place on the M20 until Thursday & possibly even longer so leave plenty of time for your journeys to Eurotunnel/Dover port
     
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    Oh bubble nuts, we are (supposed) travelling P&O to Calais very late Thursday night(fri 0420) Don't think they do Dunkirk?
     
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    No, they don't go to Dunkirk - just leave plenty of time to get down here and check before you leave. It may be better by Friday morning

    P&O Ferries Updates @POferriesupdate
    2 of 2 [CALAIS] We advise that all non-essential travel booked for today should be rebooked for a later date, by calling us on 01304 448877.
     
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