Eurotunnel Calais

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  1. martin2603

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    Hi guys
    Can anyone confirm the access to the Calais . Should have been on P AND O but have now booked a crossing for mid day tomorrow on the train. As you all probably know there are trucks parked up on every plot of concrete within 50 miles of the port. How much extra time if any should we allow to get to the terminal.

    Thanks all.
    Martin
     
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    Try using this website to plan your route, it should identify the best way to avoid hold ups, and a total travel time:
    http://livetraffic.tomtom.com/
     
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    • Latest Travel Information
    • For customers travelling today via our UK Terminal
      Our passenger service is currently operating with some timetable disruption, this is due to an earlier cancellation. There is a waiting time of approximately 30 minutes on the terminal.
      We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to your journey.
      For customers travelling today via our French Terminal
      Our passenger service is currently operating to schedule with up to 1 departure per hour. We wish you a pleasant crossing with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

      This information is also available via our 24 hour (recorded) service information on +44 (0) 8444 63 00 00. (Calls cost up to 7p/min + your phone company's access charge )
      Last update: 02/07/2015 - 15:16 (GMT +1hr)
     
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    Operation Stack is beginning to move now but I think if you approach the M20 at junction 11 (Hythe) you can get on there to get to junction 11a (Tunnel). Where are you travelling from?
     
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    We are in approx 50 miles north in Belgium Niewpoort MH Campers top
     
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    As far as I'm aware the tunnel approach at Calais is OK, you just have to bypass all the trucks (if they're still there) on the autoroute to get to the passenger entrance. At the moment the autoroute info website is showing free flowing traffic around Calais
     
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  7. Judge Mental

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    Just had this today re our tunnel crossing:

    "24-hour Customer Information Line

    Before setting off on your journey please call our 24 hour pre-recorded Customer Information Line on +44 (0) 8444 63 00 00* or visit www.eurotunnel.com/latest which will give you the latest travel information for both the Folkestone and Calais Terminals."
     
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    We came back the other day everything clear in Calais you just drive past the line of trucks and into the euro tunnel. What ever you do do not join the line of trucks. The biggest problem is in Kent if operation Stack is still on it took ages to get through
    Nelly
     
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    When are you going over?
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    23 July i think without looking...its a Thursday.
     
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    We're off on the 20th, will keep an eye out for you and other Funsters.
     
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    We're going next Friday 10th July but not received the message you got - maybe they don't like us :cry:
     
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    Currently in Forge Les Eaux. Have a 7.30am tunnel crossing on Saturday. I hope we don't get held up. If we miss our timed train due to hold ups do you think Eurotunnel will let us on a later one with the same ticket?
     
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    I'd be surprised if they didn't - reckon they are generally pretty flexible and given the current situation you ought to be OK.

    We're booked to cross from Folkestone to Calais next Friday the 9th.

    Mike
     
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    Next Friday is the 10th? We're on the train then
     
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    We arrived at Kent last Tuesday at 9.50pm our crossing should have been 17.50. We were delayed by traffic jams and the tunnel was closed early afternoon.
    They were great, gave us a time for the train at check in with the advice to go to customer service to see if there was an earlier high train. Left out telephone number, half an hour later we were on the way. No extra charge, think they are doing everything they can for people.
     
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    We are booked for crossing on the 11th. Really hoping everything is calm by then but judging from my recent luck it won't be!
     
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    Someone asked about the animal situation if you ended up outside 120hr window , due to delays, what would happen.?
     
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    We are off tomorrow Saturday 4 July, 16.00 train, lets hope everything is clear !!!!

    colyboy
     
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    @colyboy make sure you leave plenty of time to get down here (y)
     
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