Has anyone actually been through euro tunnel last day or two

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  1. chaser

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    i know there are a couple of threads running already, about Calais , but thought this would get lost among the other points.
    We have loads of paper talk and TVs news, about trucks and strikes and stuff, but I and one or two others are due on the train , Monday night and Tuesday and Wednesday and possibly others that havnt said, are you all still going, has anyone on here actually gone through either way today or the last day or two, or anyone on now.
    Anyone know what's actually happening on the ground?
     
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    We're travelling out on Wednesday. Keeping an eye on developments but no plans to cancel as yet.
     
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    We are going Tuesday No way are we cancelling, just wondered what to expect, think it will be ok going this way , just the returning side where there is trouble.
    Eurotunnel site says everything running as normal.
     
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    Came through from Folkestone on Friday early afternoon, no problems whatsoever.
     
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    We are going thru Saturday morning more concerned about the M20 being closed but certainly going Coming back 1st October hopefully all settled by then
     
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    We got caught in that bridge crash the day before we got the tunnel, my Sat nav always tries too take me on the M2 but l stay on the M20 wish we hadn't that day, but that looks the way to go now with M20 being shut
     
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    Came through to France Saturday afternoon. No problems and no delays apart from a 30 mins minor one as a train had stoped in the tunnel. That information will not be relevant on Monday as that is when the protest starts and according to UK media the French are definitely going to block the A16 as they want action, not promises from the French government. It would be as well to keep an eye on the media Monday morning before committing to try to make the crossing, if operation stack starts you can be sure there will be delays this side and the French side. Good luck
     
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    Think you're right @chaser

    We're only away about 2 weeks, haven't booked a return journey yet. If necessary we'll get a ferry from Dieppe.
     
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    Sunday Mail story today of jungle migrants deliberately causing car crashes around Calais so they can get on to stopped lorries......be careful out there !
     
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    We're going on Tuesday morning on 5.50 tunnel :smiley: staying on Canterbury Aire on Monday night. We expect some disruption but will just take things as they come. Definitely not going to let it spoil our holiday :smiley:
     
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    Yes but have you noticed, it's a car load of journalists, why does it always happen to them, are they trying to get among the trouble on purpose.
    Just saying
     
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    We came through the tunnel just over a week ago
    We always travel in broad daylight
    No delays - though we aways alow plenty of time for security checks.
    Saw no immigrants
    Saw no issues with felled trees etc
    We're careful to keep doors and garage locked.
    Same precautions we take anywhere we travel.
    We always carry water just in case we get held up

    No need to panic - just take sensible precautions
     
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    We are ten hours behind you, minxsy two hours behind us.
     
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    Yep you may be right, won't be the first time the Mail has invented a story :Eeek:
     
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    Just a thought - Canterbury aire will probably be a bit busy with folk having same idea as you. Seems to be getting popular with foreigners.
     
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    We came through last Friday very late at night, apart from one police van parked on the side of the road and two policeman stood on the bridge with night goggles nothing to concern. Dads Wife is booked to come home on Eurostar on Tuesday she is prepared for delays.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Think there is a lot more space there now as (sure I read this on Fun) the overflow bit is open. If not will Britstop :smiley:
     
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    Agree with the sentiment but did see a picture of one of the car occupants leaning on the barrier,covered in blood from a head wound.
    Surely they wouldn't go to those lengths,would they??:(
     
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    In about 100km we will be on the A16 will update with photos if there is anything going on.
    Your MHF reporter live on the scene. (Nearly) :)
     
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    I suppose you can put yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time and still be unprepared when it really does go wrong !!!
     
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