Kent cross-Channel ferry backlog follows Calais strike
24 June 2015
From the section Kent
The strike by MyFerryLink workers has forced the closure of the Port of Calais
Cross-Channel ferry companies are working to clear a backlog of lorries after a strike closed a port in France.
Industrial action by MyFerryLink workers saw blockades at both the Port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles.
In Kent, part of the M20 remains closed, with lorries queuing to cross the Channel waiting on the motorway under Operation Stack.
Delays remain for freight traffic on Eurotunnel and DFDS routes to Dunkirk.
Keep doors locked
P&O and MyFerryLink services are now back to normal, with space available on both, but MyFerryLink are full until 07:30 BST.
Eurostar passengers who could not travel during the strike on Tuesday have been told they need to exchange or refund their tickets.
The strike over feared job cuts by MyFerryLink workers, which finished on Tuesday night, led to the suspension of services through the Channel Tunnel after protesters got on to the tracks.
Several Eurostar trains were forced to return to St Pancras.
Migrant activity increased in France, with people attempting to board Kent-bound lorries.
The Foreign Office has warned travellers to keep their car doors locked in slow-moving traffic heading back to the UK.
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