Eurotunnel any trouble?

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  1. RollingRog

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    hi all we are getting ready for our annual road trip and would like to head off to France via eurotunnel but we are a bit concerned with all the hassle going on at the moment.
    What are your experiences recently?


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  2. NickNic

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    No problems at all in either direction.
     
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    Just returned NO PROBS Most of the probs happen in the night on the freight trains. We did not see one illegal.

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    Good to read this, we're off tomorrow morning Mosel bound.
     
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    We travelled over on the 24th August we had a slight delay on the way over due to "immigrant activity". We saw a lot of police and a few immigrants walking on the A16. A group of 5 were walking through the Cite d Europe later, but there was no sign of trouble.
    Nothing like the reported 1000's massing everywhere.
    Did see one get arrested early yesterday on the way back home.
     
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    We travelled out today no problems we were booked on 11:20 train they put us on 9:50. We arrived early thinking there may be delays but there were none.

    I did notice long queues of lorries on the French side waiting to get into the freight terminal.

    Now sat in Neufchatel en Bray heading for Southern Brittany.
     
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    Returned on Sunday; no probs, but that was daytime when you'd be hard pushed to see a migrant and before the burning tyres episode that stranded ferry travellers over the weekend.

    There were probs last night, but that was with the passenger service - Eurostar.

    Put eurotunnel.com on your device for latest travel info OR phone 0844 63 00 00 for their 24hr info service (calls cost 7p/min + your provider's charge) On your return journey, add +44 and drop the zero for info on the french side. (Hence 44 844 63 00 00) Well worth it for current updates and info.

    Bon voyage!:france:
     
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    5 trips this year excellent service. Only half hr delay on way out this time not seen a migrant yet. Travelling up at the moment crossing Saturday morning. Not concerned about crossing. Just go and enjoy (y):france:
     
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    Well............ we loved using the tunnel earlier this year (y)

    But not now.............. it may be OK most of the time but it is simply not a risk we are prepared to take :eek:
     
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    Came through Monday no problems either side despite the press saying different.
     
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    Has anyone on here actually had a problem this year crossing on the tunnel? We had a one hour delay in July coming home but that's it, every other crossing has been on time and easy.
     
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    We've cancelled using the tunnel this September and touring Kent and Suffolk instead. Just too much hassle and we dont need it.
     
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    No crossed 4 times not one problem nor on the ferry used that 4 times as well.
    But then I dont read DM or watch BBC news.
     
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    Only been over the once so far this year, in May, never saw a thing.

    Have booked again for October. But bearing in mind the video I posted above, I’m travelling well into daylight hours both ways and I’ll make sure the dog misses his breakfast those days (he gets a bit ‘techy’ :mad: on an empty stomach).

    Make sure all the doors are locked, windows up and hope for the best, all you can do really.

    I’m sure the video was the exception rather than the rule, nevertheless it looks as though it did happen and I’m sure would have been disconcerting for those in the surrounding area.

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    As I said earlier this is the 5th crossing since Easter. No problems whatsoever. I had big concerns in July and was really unsure when I asked on here everyone said go. We did and had a great time. Eurotunnel have been excellent through all the problems. One half hr delay. And most of the other crossings we have got on earlier. Advice is still go and enjoy (y)
     
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    Seems the fear is worse than the fact ... for some motorhomes
     
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    We're going again in October.

    This has got the potential to become just like gassing. There's nothing to worry about but people believe the scaremongers on the basis of no evidence whatsoever.

    All we need is for a story to appear in the Fail about someone being gassed and robbed while on the train by a migrant.
     
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    The last time we went was July/August at the height of the so called "problems." Guess what..........there were no problems whatsoever, not even any sign of any problems apart from about 30 minutes delay caused by Op Stack which I think was in place because of something to do with the ferries, not the tunnel.
     
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    never had a problem and can't understand why people are changing their plans.
     
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